The Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday known as for psychological well being checks for President Muhammadu Buhari; former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and all different candidates contesting the 2019 presidential election.
It stated the check must be carried out by an impartial staff of consultants in psychological well being points. The coalition’s demand was contained in an announcement by its first nationwide spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere.
Ugochinyere stated the check was crucial as a way to verify the presidential candidates’ psychological stability earlier than elections, “in order that any one that doesn’t go the examination shouldn’t be allowed to take part within the election.”
He stated the CUPP had secured the assurances of Atiku, who’s contesting the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, to topic himself to the medical check within the basic curiosity of Nigeria.
He urged Buhari to talk extra to Nigerians and Nigerian journalists, particularly via presidential media chat.
He added, “CUPP additionally calls on President Buhari to face the Nigerian media and cease holding them in disdain as they’re professionals and are famend world over for his or her experience. “How may a President not converse to any Nigerian media home or journalist for over three years?
“How may a President maintain his whole nation’s media and residents in such disdain that he speaks to them solely via a crowd of spokespersons? “Nigerians need to know the identities of the individuals that write his speeches, their ideologies and their stake within the Nigerian mission as a result of, many a time, the President reads speeches that aren’t in tune with actuality, as he did in the course of the presentation of funds 2019 and was rightly booed by lawmakers.
“This medical examination may be very crucial and all Nigerians of goodwill ought to be part of this name for the disclosing of the true details behind this façade offered to Nigerians.”