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Buhari can’t resign over sickness, says APC chief

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Kayode Ojo, has condemned the call for resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari by some groups over his health.

He stated this in reaction to the protest staged by civil society groups led by Messrs Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) and Mr. Jim Iyke, in Abuja, where they demanded Buhari’s resignation.

They based their argument on the fact that the President had spent over 90 days in a London Hospital for an undisclosed ailment.

Stating that the protesters had the rights to exercise their fundamental rights, he pointed out that it was wrong to denigrate the President for falling sick while in office.

Ojo spoke in Ijero Ekiti on Thursday while declaring his intention for the 2018 governorship election.

He said, “The protesters have constitutional rights to do so, but we are all human beings who can fall ill and get well later.

“We have to put ourselves in President Buhari’s shoes, so I disagree with them that he should resign on the basis of sickness.

“Former President, serving governors, and well-wishers had visited President Buhari in London. He is fast recovering and will soon report at his duty post, so the call is not right.”

Ojo, who described the 2018 Ekiti State governorship poll as a must-win for APC, promised to join hands with other like-minded party men to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

He added that his decision to contest the governorship was borne out of the passion to return Ekiti’s integrity and act of self-reliance, which the people were known for.

He appealed to APC members in Ekiti to be patient and peaceful as the preparations for the poll gather momentum.

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