A member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Jibrin, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office on health grounds.
Mr. Jibrin, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, said the president’s ill health has affected governance in the country badly.
“PMB should opt for or encourage to accept a negotiated exit. The country can not afford a sort of part time president at this time,” Mr. Jibrin tweeted Friday evening.
“The president I see on camera needs full home care not office, moderately quiet life, enough rest and quality time with his family.
Mr. Jibrin is currently on suspension. He was sanctioned last year by the House of Representatives after accusing the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, his former ally, of budget fraud.
Mr. Buhari recently returned from the United Kingdom where he stayed for more than a month for medical treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Mr. Jibrin, who posted 30 tweets Friday evening, started by saying “PMB, TIME TO LET GO
Here are some of the tweets
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday changed a plan by which he was due to return to London this weekend for another round of medical treatment, barely two weeks after his return from a hospital there. Instead, his doctors will be arriving on Friday to carry out further medical examination on him. Sources at the Presidency say that the president’s advance party had already left Abuja earlier in the day by Ethiopian Airlines before they were recalled to Abuja.
Industry watchers say the cabals within the presidency advised against taking the president abroad so soon after his seven weeks away, as that would begin to feed the rumor mill all over again about his ailment.
The latest developments come as pressure is mounting on the presidency to disclose how much was spent on his 49-day “medical vacation” in the United Kingdom, with Nigerians saying they have a right to know.
There was a frenzy today as Kemi Olunloyo the daughter to former Oyo State Governor emerged in high spirit decked in the green prison uniform with appearance at a magistrate Court in Port Harcourt for defamation of Character.
The case was struck out at the magistrate court so that she could be arraigned in a High Court for Cybercrime. She was remanded by the High Court pending a hearing on her bail application.
Kemi was accused of defaming a Port Harcourt based Pastor of Salvation Ministry whom she allegedly accused of infedility.
An unrepentant Kemi who was handcuffed to another male prisoner on a brief chat said her accusers will “burn” if she releases the second part of her story. She succeeded in sneaking out an interview boasting that the 2nd part of the letter sent to her by a church member will cause an uproar if she sends it out to the public.
The fiery Kemi accused prison officials of harassing her and mentioned a particular lady who is also a member of the church threatening her that she would pay dearly for trying to bring the church down.
No date has however been fixed for her release by the court.
Photo of Journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, who was arrested by the police for defamation has emerged.
She was granted bail at the magistrate court but still faces another charge at the Federal High Court on cybercrime.
Recall that she confirmed that she had posted a letter from one of Ibiyeomie’s church members, levelling allegations against the pastor.
Olunloyo said she was charged along with a Rivers State journalist, who “simply syndicated” her story.
Sources say an oral bail application was made which was rejected. Ms Olunloyo still remains in custody.
Contrary to media report of a truce, the cold war between the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN reverberated at the annual Colloquium organized in honour of Tinubu in Lagos on Monday.
The wife of the APC Leader, Oluremi Tinubu, could not hide her disgust for the Ondo Governor as she ordered the latter out of the front roll of dignitaries billed to take photograph with her husband.
Several eyewitnesses at the event informed Sahara Reporters that Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, herself a serving Senator upon sighting Mr. Akeredolu at the front roll spontaneously snapped violently against the Ondo Governor and ordered him out of the front roll.
Sources said that it took the intervention of the celebrant, Tinubu, and the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinolu before Mrs. Tinubu could be pacified.
But inspite of the intervention, the Ondo Governor was nevertheless implored to move a bit to the back to ‘completely douse tension.’
Others at the front included the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, the representative of President Buhari and Minister of Interiors, Abdulrahman Dambasau
Mrs. Tinubu is reputed to be hostile and rude to friends and associates of her husband she does not agree with.
She has also at several occasions physically assaulted fellow legislators, the latest being Senator Dino Melaye and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Akeredolu undercut Tinubu’s influence in the last Ondo governorship poll when he ran against the APC founder’s chosen candidate and won the primary. The fact that the national party’s machinery was deployed in support of Akeredolu and against Tinubu’s candidate, Segun Abraham, irked the former Lagos governor. He wrote an open letter to the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun-Odigie, threatening to leave the APC and denounce his unconstitutional title of “national leader”.
But, when Tinubu attended Akeredolu’s inauguration in February, 2017, reports began to emerge that the two men had settled their differences.
She has also exhibited aggressive behaviour in the Senate, physically assaulted fellow legislators, the latest being Senator Dino Melaye and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Nigerians will not forget in a hurry how she verbally assaulted Senator Musiliu Obanikoro during his ministerial confirmation hearing in 2014 and wilfully taking the seat reserved from the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu in protest of the fact that an opposition party member holds a key position in the Senate.