Go back to London for treatment, Falana, activists tell Buhari

Go back to London for treatment, Falana, activists tell Buhari
May 02 08:33 2017

A group of human rights crusaders including famous lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek further treatment in London.

The seven organisations which issued a joint statement on Monday said they felt compelled to advise Buhari to heed the advice of his London doctors and avoid futher deterioration in his health.

Buhari, who returned to the country on March 10 after an extended medical break in London, has missed two consecutive Federal Executive Council meetings and failed to attend Juma’at prayers in a Mosque attached to his office in the State House on Friday.

Those who signed the statement along with Falana were the Executive Director, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Adetokunbo Mumumi; Executive Chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, Debo Adeniran; Chairman, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, Olanrewaju Suraj; Programme Manager, Democracy Vanguard, Shina Odugbemi; Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Awwal Rafsanjani; and National Coordinator, Procurement Observation and Advocacy Initiative, Mohammed Attah.

Others who signed the statement were Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development in Nigeria, Chris Kwaja; a pro-democracy activist, Chom Bagu; a community development expert, Ezenwa Nwagu; and an environmental activist, David Ugolor.

“A few weeks ago, the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, urged Nigerians to give President Buhari time to recover from his sickness. The plea was made after the governor had visited and presumably assessed the state of the President’s health at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“As we join the Nigerian people of goodwill to pray for a speedy recovery of President Buhari, we are compelled to advise him to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without any further delay,” the statement read in part.