Embattled Kano State lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from his post in order to attend to his failing health.
Jibrin offered the advice in a series of tweets on Friday, noting that Nigeria cannot afford to have a “part time President” at this time.
It would be recalled that Jibrin is still serving a 180 legislative days suspension from the House of Representatives after he accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun, and the House minority leader, Leo Ogor, of massive budget padding in the 2016 budget.
According to Jibrin, President Buhari’s age, combined with his health situation, has really slowed down the pace of his administration.
He said: “At PMB’s age, working actively for over 50 years, even without his present health condition, his capacity will be greatly challenged.
“So many issues are left unattended even small issues that a presidential cough can deal with are left hanging.
“This has become clearly noticeable because it is a time that the country is expected to be on auto cruise in dealing with its challenges, bearing in mind that the present APC government is fast running out of time yet things continue to go even slower, slower and slower!”
Jibrin insists that Nigerians must allow the President to go and rest as he has given his all to the country.
“He (Buhari) is a great man, an enigma like Mandela. If we truly love him. We must not allow him to be rubbished,” he said.
“Life and health belongs to God but the more I see pictures of Mr President, the more i am convinced he needs to go and rest. He needs it!
“The president I see on camera needs full home care not office, moderately quiet life, enough rest and quality time with his family.”
Jibrin further stated that “PMB should opt for or (be) encouraged to accept a negotiated exit (as) the country cannot afford a sort of part time president at this time.”
On the way forward should Buhari accept to let go of power, Jibrin suggested that the President should be “given a special concession to nominate a new VP.”
“We should expect that he nominates a very competent northerner, a nominee that can get things done and have the capacity to unite the north and assuage it feelings for losing the presidency again.”
“I also believe Mrs Buhari is competent enough and can be considered for a cabinet position. She has paid her dues in APC, anyway,” Jibrin noted.
“I have listened to many arguments; none is worth the life of PMB. He has done his best. I believe it is time he let go,” the lawmaker concluded.