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Buhari should resign – Archbishop of Lagos

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should step down if his health meant he could no longer fulfil the requirements of his job.

Buhari has been in London for four weeks receiving treatment for a mystery illness and has not been seen since.  This is his second trip to the UK this year for what his handlers called a “medical vacation”.   He spent 49 days away on the previous trip and avoided public engagements on his return.

Archbishop Martins said during a press conference to mark his 58th birthday:  “I believe that to resign is a function of the individual and doctors who are able to give us the true picture of the state of affairs of the health of the president.

“If the state of his health has gone so bad that it’s impossible to function then obviously the moral thing to do is to take the steps necessary to ensure that his health situation does not create a problem for the nation.

“But I think we need a lot more information in order to be able to call for resignation or not. As it were today we do not have any independent information about the true state of affair of his health and therefore I will find it difficult to either support or not support unless there are some indications of what the true state of health is.”
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