Buhari, Declare Your Health Status – Soyinka.
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare his health status immediately in order to end speculations and the attendant political manipulations in Nigeria.
“Why is the President hiding his state of health? He’s supposed to understand he’s public property. Me I’m still private property, that’s why I’m not in Aso Rock,” Soyinka declared yesterday in Lagos.
Speaking on the theme Sacred cow, Soyinka added: “Once you are in Aso Rock, or you occupy a similar position, you have a responsibility to come out frankly to your citizens.
“Guarding your state of health like Donald Trump is guarding his tax returns is not what we expect from a Nigerian president.”
Meanwhile, Presidency officials declined to respond to Soyinka’s call when contacted yesterday.
A Presidency source said it was not the first time Soyinka was making the demand and that since the Presidency didn’t react the first time, it would not react now.
The source, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said: “Your story can go without the reaction of the Presidency.
“The Presidency did not react the first time and may not react this time around.”
Soyinka also raised the alarm that the security of his Abeokuta country home was recently breached by Fulani herdsmen for the second time.
He branded the invasion as an act of provocation but said it had been reported to the police and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo Adedotun.