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“Energy in the Executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy” - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers No. 70 (1788).
What happens when a country’s leader is sick? Nigerians have a lot of experience with this lately, with almost all recent leaders having their health as a subject of public speculation. As the country heads towards the polls again next year, this topic is once again relevant, if