Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has said that the recent trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to Germany was for medical reasons.
Mohammed, who accused the president’s handlers of lying to Nigerians, also said they are making similar mistakes committed by those who served as close advisers to ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua.
Mohammed who spoke in an interview with Punch Newspapers, insisted that Buhari was in Germany to receive treatment for an undisclosed ailment but his handlers arranged a state visit in an attempt to mask the truth.
Mohammed said: “The reason the president travelled to Germany was not what it was advertised to be. The trip is basically a medical trip. It was undertaken for medical reasons. It was only converted to a state visit as an afterthought and that tells you the level of contempt the handlers of the president have for Nigerians. We blamed the handlers of Yar’Adua for the way they kept his ailment secret.
“Now, Nigerians have a big surprise awaiting them. They have not been told the truth about the real state of the man’s (Buhari) health. He is our president. Nigerians elected him into office and we must never allow individuals to play with our intelligence and do something stupid and dangerous to our country. I hope and pray that next time, the Nigerian people would be told the truth. It’s a medical trip; they (handlers) issued statements to camouflage the real reason behind the trip.”