Why Presidency must disclose Buhari’s health status—CAN


  • Urges Nigerians to pray for Buhari instead of wishing him dead

The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday blamed the undying rumour about the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari on the failure by his handlers to disclose to Nigerians the nature of health challenges the president is going through.

The umbrella organisation for Christians in Nigeria consequently advised the Presidency to update Nigerians on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status.

CAN also advised Nigerians to pray for the President instead of dwelling on the needless rumour that he is dead.

According to a statement issued in Abuja by its Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel, CAN said “the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) is deeply concerned about the on-going national conversation on the absence of the President due to ill-health.

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“We wish to call on all Nigerians to join hands in prayers for the quick and full recovery of Mr. President and his safe return to Nigeria instead of dwelling on needless rumour about his health.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is human, hence subject to health challenges sometimes.

“CAN appreciates the anxiety of Nigerians to hear Mr. President speak, but sues for understanding as we await that.

“It is very clear that our leader is passing through health challenges.

“We advise the Presidency to update Nigerians on how he is fairing and the full progress of his recovery.

“We call on all Christians and indeed all God-fearing Nigerians to dedicate time of prayers for our President and the nation.

“We owe our leaders prayers and support at all times while shunning divisive opinions that only generate strive,” the statement added.

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“CAN also call on Nigerians to give the Vice President, who is also the Acting President, full support and prayers to lead well.

“We acknowledge that government is a continuum, hence, we call on the Acting President, Prof.  Yemi Osinbajo, to be bold in handling critical state matters and not to be distracted by those who do not wish Nigeria well.”