- President Buhari's medical leave out of the country has spurred reactions in the country
- Senator Shehu Sani called on Nigerians to pray for the president
- He advised those taking legal action to withdraw their cases
Senator Shehu Sani has called on Nigerians who have gone to court to compel the Senate president to set up a panel over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw their case.
President Buhari’s absence from the country to the UK for medical treatment has spurred criticism in the country with many calling for his resignation.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator in a facebook post urged those people taking legal action to withdraw their case.
Sani also urged Nigerians to pray for Buhari the same way they will pray for their parents.
He wrote: "My appeal to those who went to court to compel The Senate President to set up a medical panel over the health status of Mr President to withdraw their case and rather join others in praying for our president. Pray for our President like the way you pray for your parents".
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Meanwhile, a group, the Nigerian Youth Advocate for Justice gave President Buhari an eight-week ultimatum to either resign or form an interim government following his absence from the country for more than 50 days.
The group warned that if the president fails to comply with the ultimatum, it would lead seven million youths in 22 states to force him out of office, Guardian reports.
The group’s chairman, Seriki Olorunwa, said the prevailing health condition of the president had made it impossible for him to govern the country.
“We urge the Senate, House of Representatives, state house of assemblies and parastatals to persuade Mr. President to resign and hand over to an interim president in the interest of Nigerians,” group said.
Though the youths pledged not to shed any blood, they however noted that they were prepared to fight than to live as slaves.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below about what Nigerians think about the president's health status.