President Buhari should make his state of health public: Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make his state of health public to Nigerians.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Friday, Mr. Soyinka said the current speculations about the president’s health are “unnecessary.” The Premium Times reports

“Why is the president hiding his state of health? He’s supposed to understand he’s public property, me I’m still private property, that’s why I’m not in Aso Rock,” said Mr. Soyinka, a professor of Comparative Literature, the report quotes him say

Soyinka compared Buhari to Donald Trump, saying that Buhari guarding his health state like Trump guarding his tax returns is not what is expected from a Nigerian president.

“Let him address the nation and stop all these speculations which creates unnecessary political manipulations among other things.” Soyinka said

There is mystery surrounding the health of 74 year old President, after returning to Nigeria on March 10 from a 49-day medical leave in London. Buhari disclosed that he may need to return to London within weeks for follow-up treatment after his return home.