Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says Nigerians do not expect President Muhammadu Buhari to be secretive about his state of health like President Donald Trump of the United States is shielding his tax returns from the American public.
He therefore charged Buhari to make his state of health public to Nigerians, asserting that the current speculations about the President’s health status is “unnecessary”.
Addressing journalists in Lagos on Friday, the renowned playwright said, “Why is the president hiding his state of health? He’s supposed to understand he’s public property, me I’m still private property, that’s why I’m not in Aso Rock.
“Once you are in Aso Rock, or you occupy a similar position, you have a responsibility to come out frankly to your citizens.
“Guarding your state of health like Donald Trump is guarding his tax returns is not what we expect from a Nigerian president.
“Let him address the nation and stop all these speculations which creates unnecessary political manipulations among other things.”