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A social critic and Associate Professor in the United States, Farooq Kperogi has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled the scheduled insecurity meeting with the National Assembly because the President has a dementia syndrome that his team are keeping from the public eye.
Kperogi who has been a staunch critic of the Buhari administration tweeted on Wednesday that he is one of the first people to publicise that Buhari suffers from dementia and other degenerative diseases of old age.
He said that the Buhari team have been managing Buhari’s dementia by managing his public appearances and letting him read from prepared notes.
Dementia syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.
Kperogi said, “Dementia Won’t Allow Buhari to Address National Assembly.
“I’m one of d 1st pple–if not d 1st person–to publicize d fact that Buhari has dementia & other degenerative diseases of old age. Did anyone ever think Buhari’s minders would allow him to address d National Assembly about insecurity in the country and, in the process, willingly unmask his carefully managed mental deterioration? Without prepared notes, which he increasingly finds difficult to read, Buhari can’t answer questions about what’s going on in the country.”
“He can’t tell Boko Haram from IPOB, and has almost zero short-term memory. As I always say, Nigeria has no president.”
The House of Representatives had on December 1 summoned Mr Buhari over the killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari, a community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
The attack which took place in the morning of November 28, on mostly rice farmers in Zabarmari, saw at least 43 farmers killed. About a dozen farmers are still missing since the attack.
The incident sparked outrage on social media with many calling for the resignation of service chiefs and even the president himself.
The following week, both Chambers of the National Assembly debated separate motions on the issue. But while the Senate simply called for the removal of current service chiefs (for the third time), the green chamber summoned the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces.
However, despite the initial acceptance to honour the invitation, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday cancelled the meeting.
The Chief Whip of the House, Muhammed Monguno, revealed this in a telephone interview with TVC News.
He said the President’s change of heart may not be unconnected to alleged plots by the PDP caucus to embarrass him.
The APC caucus met Tuesday night behind closed doors. Previous reports on the meeting’s agenda had revealed that the APC Governors prevailed on the President not to visit the National Assembly as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the actions of the opposition lawmakers, especially from the PDP.