President Muhammad Buhari may resign if he does not recover from his ailment soon, sources have reported.
Agitation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation continues to deepen as more groups join the Buhari Must Resume Or Resign mantra. He has been out of the country on medical vacation for over 80 days, the longest by any former Nigeria president. His ailment remains a mystery as his aides seem to be in the dark too.
His vice, Yemi Osinbajo, has been piloting the affairs of the country in acting capacity since he left.
A source in the Presidency has however, disclosed that President Muhammad Buhari will resign if he does not recover from his ailment soon.
The source said, “The president is not desperate to cling on to power if his health cannot carry him. I can tell you authoritatively that he has given a timeline that if he doesn’t recover fully on a specific date, he will file in his resignation letter and if you know President Buhari very well, he meant what he said.
“That is why Nigerians who love the president and his efforts in restoring Nigeria’s lost glory should continue to pray for his quick recovery. It will be to our disservice if he dies as some people are wishing him”, he said.
Another source said that before the President embarked on his May trip to the United Kingdom, he had wanted to dispatch a resignation letter to the National Assembly but a retired general from Taraba state prevailed on him not to do so.
Will President Buhari make history by becoming the first sitting president to voluntarily resign?