It was believed that President Buhari decided to walk from the Eid praying ground in Daura to his private residence on Tuesday, August 21st to show that he was not sick as being claimed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

Tambuwal, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP, had claimed that “there is a vacuum in the government occasioned by his (Buhari’s ) indisposition probably because of his old age or health condition.''

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives added that this was why Nigerians had been yearning for younger people to lead the country.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the President decided to take the walk to reply those insinuating he might not be of good health.

The Peoples Democratic Party has however told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians will not be swayed by his claim that he walked 800 metres to demonstrate his health status and thereby ready for second term in office.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said this while reacting to the claim by the Presidency that Buhari demonstrated fitness for the second term by the walking.

Secondus wondered why “a mere walk” would become a yardstick to measure performance and readiness to lead a nation as big and as sophisticated as Nigeria.

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He disagreed saying “a mere walk of 800 metres by the President was not enough to determine his health status and ability.”

He said, “When does a mere walk become readiness of someone to lead?  Why celebrating a mere walk of 800 metres? Was the President on a wheel chair before? Why treat him like a child who was just learning how to walk?

“Is Nigeria or are Nigerians looking for walkers to lead them or someone who has the capacity to lead and tackle their problems?

“Now, is that what Nigeria has become? Just that someone claimed he walked 800 metres, he is good to go. When he was younger about two or three years ago, we saw his capacity.

“Is it now that he is old, hardly reads and hardly grants interviews that he would do better? No, tell them that what we need is not what he is offering us. Nigerians deserve more and he needs to do more to convince us that he can lead for the next four years.”

He asked the aides of the President to stop ridiculing him with their claims.

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