Edward Clark Slams Buhari
On Monday, October 31, Buhari traveled for a “routine” medical checkup in London, and he is expected back in the country in the second week of November.
Reacting to the development while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Clark said Buhari breached the Nigerian constitution by not formally transmitting power to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, before leaving for London for his medical check-up.
The elder statesman asked the president to comply with the constitution and do the needful in line with global best practices because he cannot run Nigeria from abroad.
Clark also called on Buhari to inform Nigerians about whatever ailment he had been suffering from, stressing that the Supreme Court should be approached to seek an interpretation of what the president had been doing without telling Nigerians the details of his health status.
He said, “Buhari should tell Nigerians the sickness he is suffering. Nigeria belongs to all of us, we are not running a banana State.
“Buhari is taking Nigerians for a ride. He doesn’t have the right to jet out to London without handing over power to the Vice President in line with the constitution.
“At 95 years old, my group has seen enough of this country for more than 70 years. Nigeria is bleeding and only God knows how much of taxpayers money must have been spent by the President on his health.
“It is arrogance for Buhari to think he can govern Nigeria from abroad. He should hand over power to Osinbajo”, Clark stated.
Before he traveled on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari had summoned an emergency meeting with security chiefs after some countries issued alerts on the possibility of attacks in parts of Nigeria.