The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, has asked the court to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 presidential race because ‘he is mentally unfit.’
In a statement released on Monday, December 24, Atuejide said the president’s publicly known health challenges make him unsuitable to lead the country.
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 also disclosed that her investigations have revealed that President Buhari is “indeed extremely forgetful, very absent minded, and suffers regular delusional attacks”.
Referring to the president’s numerous gaffes, administrative indecision, rare public appearances and several medical trips abroad, the 39-year-old 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 medical checks which would determine if he is fit to contest or not.