For the second time in three months, President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country for the United Kingdom to attend to an undisclosed health problem. Unfortunately, the growing apprehension over his health condition is further compounded by this latest development, having repeatedly kept Nigerians in the dark over the true position of his status. The last time Mr. President travelled out on medical leave, he did spend additional 39 days to the first 10 days he had earlier requested in a letter transmitted to the Senate to that effect, thereby giving rooms to all manners dangerous conjectures. This is time, it is a perpetual leave.
What is hypertension?
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), approximately 75 million adults in the United States are affected by hypertension, which is defined as a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 140 mm Hg or more or a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of 90 mm Hg or more or taking antihypertensive medications .
Naivety is not an excuse in politics and certainly not after spending about two years in the topmost level of powers. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is certainly learning the ropes; but how very fast is only known to him. He could only be on top of his game in the nasty days ahead, in dealing with people who are vociferous about using powers to peddle influence and undermine anything. No doubt he had, in acting capacity as a President for 50 days less, demonstrated, affectionate capacity to preside over the affairs of Nigeria, but the covert side of power play is far more than that. It is wickedly sophisticated in our clime. The daunting question is, has he, reasonably, learnt how to navigate the dangerous bend of power politics which is trapped with deadly potholes? This road destroys if; you do not know how to maneuver it with the right speed and sense.