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AC urges FG to probe mismanagement of Yar’Adua’s illness

The Action Congress (AC) has urged the federal government to institute a probe into the way and manner the health crisis of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua was managed, so that useful lessons can be learnt from the whole unfortunate issue.

In a statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said since the President of a country is an institution, anything that affects him/her can change the fate of humanity, not just that of the country involved.

AC said the Senate was wrong in shooting down a motion tabled to investigate how Yar’Adua’s health was managed, especially since he was flown to Saudi Arabia Nov. 23rd 2009.

“We cannot afford to sweep this issue under the carpet for whatever reason. This is because the late President’s health crisis was definitely mismanaged, pushing Nigeria to the edge of the precipice and making the country a laughing stock in the comity of nations.

“Therefore we need to know who was behind the false information being put into the public domain over the late President’s health, why the true situation of his health was hidden from Nigerians, especially principal officers of state, and why he was hurriedly flown back to Nigeria when it was glaring he had not recovered enough for such a journey.

“It will be a great disservice to the memory of the late President and an insult to all Nigerians if the issue is not probed,’’ the party said.


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