2019 Polls: CUPP recommends mental health tests for Buhari, Atiku, others
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Coalition of United Political Parties has called for mental health tests for President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and other presidential candidates.
Eyewitnessreporters gathered that CUPP made the recommendation on Sunday through a statement by its first national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, adding that the test should be conducted by an independent team of experts in mental health issues.
Ugochinyere said the test was necessary in order to ascertain the presidential candidates’ mental stability before elections, “so that any person who does not pass the examination should not be allowed to participate in the election.”
He said, “This medical examination is very necessary and all Nigerians of goodwill should join this call for the unveiling of the real facts behind this façade presented to Nigerians.”
He urged Buhari to speak more to Nigerians and Nigerian journalists, especially through presidential media chat.
CUPP also noted that it had secured the assurances of Atiku, who is contesting the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, to subject himself to the medical test in the general interest of Nigeria.