Presidency Dispels Rumors Of Buhari’s Death As Totally False And Mischievous
The Presidency has spoken out about the reportedly rumored death of President Muhammadu Buhari while on a foreign trip to the UK.
On Saturday night, presidential spokespersons in Abuja described as “evil rumours” the social media reports about the state of President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in a post published on his Twitter handle dismissed the reports.
Also dispelling the rumor via social media was Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
He dismissed the reports as false and clear case of mischief.
Mr. Adesina said:
“Best wishes to all who wish PMB well.
“As for those who carry evil rumours, may they receive grave to repent.’’
Mallam Shehu on his part, also described as false and untrue the report that the President was flown to Germany.
Buhari’s Death Rumors Absolutely False – FG
“He is alive and well! President Buhari is not magical. He cannot be holidaying in the UK and be in Germany, dead or alive at the same time.
“He is unlike a past President who was at Ota, with Chief Obasanjo and attending the Trump inauguration in D.C, being in two places at the same time!’’
On Thursday last week, President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for the United Kingdom on a short vacation as part of his annual vacation.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who made this known on Thursday, said:
“During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.
“He is expected to resume work on Feb. 6, 2017.
“While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President.”
He also noted that in line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, had been duly communicated.