Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, has said it will take more than physical force for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign despite his ailing health status. He said Nigerians should stop wasting their time calling on him to resign.
According to him, it is only a “spiritual intervention” that would make President Buhari resign. Momodu said this in his latest article, ‘Now that the governors are back’.
“Would Buhari bow out due to pressure? I doubt it. We all say things when they’ve not concerned or affected us personally and directly. Truth is we do not have a culture of resignation in Nigeria.
“The position of the President of Nigeria is certainly one of the most powerful in the world. It would take some spiritual intervention to walk away casually from such a monumental privilege.
“No one can say what he would do with a degree of assertion until he’s been tried and tempted. That is a fact. So let’s accept for now that our President has no intention of abdicating anytime soon.
“Indeed, it would be premature to ask him to do so in any event. It is clear that he is showing quite a remarkable improvement and almost magical recuperative powers of recovery.
“This means that one cannot say he should quit the stage when he clearly can continue to act once he has become fully rejuvenated after a long stint of rest and relaxation.
“We must appreciate the fact that there have been several world leaders, who have not been that strong, that have governed their countries from their sick bed.
”President Buhari has demonstrated his ability to do so because of the able and competent Vice President that he has in Professor Yemi Osinbajo.”