CUPP asks court to declare Buhari medically unfit, APC faults request
S’West Miyetti Allah endorses president, Abiodun
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) yesterday asked the Abuja Division of Federal High Court to declare President Muhammadu Buhari medically unfit for the office of President.Briefing journalists in Abuja, its spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, cited several instances where Buhari demonstrated that he was not medically sound, arguing that to save Nigeria from imminent disaster, the court should immediately make a declaration to that effect.
It also sought an order directing Buhari to make public the result of his medical examinations, alleging that the Department of State Services (DSS) was plotting to arrest and eliminate him.He also cited “Buhari’s multiple gaffes at APC Presidential campaign rallies in Kogi, Delta, Cross River and Imo states to buttress his argument that the President was medically unfit to continue to rule the country.
“We have come to the conclusion that re-electing Buhari will only empower members of the cabal that his wife admitted has hijacked his Presidency to rule the country for another four years,” he stated.But in a swift reaction, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) faulted CUPP over its claim that President Buhari lacks the physical and psychological disposition to be entrusted with the country’s governance for another four years.
Its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onillu, told newsmen in Abuja that it was not surprising that such position was coming from CUPP, which he said, was working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Citing its nationwide campaign being led by President Buhari, the APC said CUPP’s position was indicative of PDP’s impending defeat at the polls.
However, the Southwest chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) yesterday declared their support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Their endorsement was announced when Abiodun visited Sabo Market in Abeokuta for his ward-to-ward campaign tour of Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state.
Its head, Mohammed Kabir said, “there is no doubt that our support for the re-election of Buhari is unwavering.”Meanwhile, the Northern States Christian Youths Forum (NSCYF) has endorsed the presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, saying he is the best candidate for the office.
National President of the group, Paul Adamu, in a statement issued by the spokesman of YPP campaign council, Jide Akintunde, noted that the endorsement was in recognition of Moghalu’s intellectual capacity, quality, professional ingenuity, political dexterity and administrative acumen, among others.
Adamu said its members in Northwest, North Central and Northeast were ready to translate the endorsement into votes for Moghalu in the February 16 presidential election.It described Moghalu as “a consummate grassroots politician, God-fearing man with courage and stamina that stemmed from a trained mind.”
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