United States Associate Professor and social critic, Farooq Kperogi, has stated the dementia sickness affecting President Muhammadu Buhari makes him unfit to guide a posh Nigerian state of affairs.
Kperogi added that in contrast to veteran Nollywood Actor, Olu Jacobs whose spouse, Joke Silva, just lately publicly acknowledged his dementia state, making Nigerians really feel pity for him; Buhari’s handlers made him dwell in self-denial when his dementia sickness was apparent.
The US social critic acknowledged this in an article obtained by SaharaReporters, whereas contrasting the Olu Jacobs state of affairs with the Buhari state of affairs with the outdated age sickness, dementia.
He stated, “I salute the courage of Joke Silva, wife of legendary actor Olu Jacobs, for publicly revealing that her husband is battling what she called “dementia with Lewy Body.” “It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain, and is almost like Parkinson’s disease,” she stated. “It affects the brain and affects the person.” My coronary heart goes out to the Jacobs household
“She didn’t have to tell anyone. No one is entitled to that information because although Olu Jacobs, 79, is a public figure who feels like everyone’s benevolent uncle, he isn’t a public official. And we know that most appointed and elected public officials in Nigeria conceal their ailments from the public but use public resources to treat them.
“Contrast Jacobs’ condition with that of Muhammadu Buhari; like Jacobs, Buhari also manifestly suffers from a (less debilitating) type of dementia. Since late 2018, I have chronicled the telltale symptoms of dementia that Buhari habitually evinces. In spite of his obvious cognitive degeneration, he was rigged back to power by people who have an intimate familiarity with his condition.
“Buhari has lost the capacity to deploy the resources of his short-term memory to answer questions about contemporary events, so he latches on to distant memories and regurgitates them irrespective of their relevance to what he’s being asked in the present. That’s a classic symptom of dementia. And that’s why his minders always steer him away from impromptu interviews.
“I honestly feel sorry for the man. And I mean that with the utmost sincerity. He didn’t choose to have dementia. Anyone of us who is lucky to get as old as he, might get it. But given the fragility of what passes for Nigerian institutions and the fact that governance often revolves around and takes cues from the president, he should not have been president.
“Of course, with or without dementia, Buhari is an unalterably incompetent and narrowminded man who has no business leading a complex country like Nigeria.
“Were he not “president,” his situation would have invited our sympathy. But his handlers aren’t simply knowingly concealing his dementia, they’re additionally going out of their technique to discredit the all-too-obvious proof of his dementia that different folks level out. That’s why we really feel compassion towards Olu Jacobs and anger towards Buhari. Same situation, completely different attitudes.”