Missing President: Has Anybody Seen President Buhari?

By Ikenga Chronicles March 27, 2017

Missing President: Has Anybody Seen President Buhari?

It has been almost a month since Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country.Upon his return,Mr. President had first stated that he still needed to rest, and that the affairs of the country would continue to be handled by then acting President Yemi Osinbajo. That of course threw up the conundrum of having two presidents in the country–one, and acting President,the other, the elected President.

But the conundrum was quickly averted when the following Monday, President Buhari resumed work.Many believe that he was advised to take over, in order to; one, avert the confusion that would have followed; and two,restore legal powers to himself and his kitchen cabinet.

Close to one month after this was done,there has been no visible activity carried out by the President.Nigerians still do not get to see their president.All that is happening are stories of meetings held by the President,letters sent, and calls received.In fact,it is almost like the President never returned from London.

The fact that the Presidency found it necessary to release Mr. President’s itenerary for the first one week,shows a certain desperation, and lends credence to the fact that Mr. President may in fact not be up to the task of governance, and is thus having the needed rest in Aso Rock.

Just yesterday,what was supposed to be Mr. President’s first official visit to Sambisa forest was suddenly cancelled. No explanations were provided for this cancellation.This further raises questions about President Buhari’s capabilities.

Clearly,some high-level politiking is ongoing, which necessitated the abrupt return of the President.Some analysts believe that, with then acting President Yemi Osinbajo doing extremely well, and getting applause from even the opposition, Buhari’s kitchen cabinet suddenly saw the need to ferry in an unfit President, so that an appearance can be created, that he is in charge,while they run things.

Whatever it is that is going on,Nigerians deserve to know exactly what it is. It is highly inappropriate to have a President present in the country,while from all indications,he is clearly absent.