The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party, Eunice Atuejide, has revealed she plans to sue President Muhammad Buhari to get him to step down ahead of the 2019 elections.
In a statement released by the lawyer on Monday, December 24, she said the president’s well-publicised health troubles have made it clear that the responsibilities of the office are well beyond his physical and mental capabilities at his old age.
According to her, it is a matter of national security and constitutional propriety that a man such as Buhari is not allowed to lead the country past 2019 considering the doubts that have raised over his capabilities by even those close to him.
She said, “President Buhari is both physically and mentally unable to run the affairs of this country beyond 2019. It is my right as a concerned Nigerian, and as an interested party being myself a candidate at the forth coming Presidential elections to raise this alarm, and to take steps to stop this disaster from happening.
“Section 137(c) of our constitution clearly exempts any persons declared to be of unsound mind from contesting to be President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Atuejide disclosed that her investigations have revealed that President Buhari is “indeed extremely forgetful, very absent-minded, and suffers regular delusional attacks”.
She pointed to the president’s numerous gaffes, administrative indecision, rare public appearances and several medical trips abroad to drive home her point.
The 39-year-old also noted that the president’s own wife, Aisha, has publicly revealed that Buhari’s government has been hijacked and is being run by two powerful people and not the man himself.
She demanded that the court should order President Buhari to present himself for independent health checks to determine if he is of sound enough mind to contest at the polls next year.
She said the president should be declared unfit to run or withdrawn from the race if the tests confirm that he’s not mentally capable to lead the country any longer.