The spokesperson of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Sunday said the party does not know the present health status of President Buhari who is currently in the UK for medical checkup.
Speaking on Channels Television Sunday evening, the party’s spokesperson was quoted as saying “I don’t know the health status of the president…the party (APC) does not know either.”
He said: “I don’t know. I work with the party but I don’t know. All I know is that the president wrote a letter to the National Assembly saying “I will be going on medical leave’ and he has not come back. That is all I know. ”
Asked on whether he is indeed on life support as claimed by Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, Abdullahi said:
“I am not in a position to know that and the individual that made that statement, I doubt if he is in the position to make that statement. I don’t know. I am not in the position to know. I am not his doctor. I am not a member of his family. I don’t even work for his government. I work in the party”.
On whether APC has any knowledge on Buhari’s health status, Abdullahi said “To the best of my knowledge, the party does not. The last information we had was what the National Chairman relayed some days ago that the President is making progress”.
On when President Buhari is expected back to the country, the APC National spokesperson said “I don’t know and I doubt if anybody can tell you outside the doctors handling his health.
President Buhari has not been seen in public since he departed for London on a second medical leave May 7.
Nigerians heard his voice for the first time last Saturday when the State House released an audio message said to be from him. The message was recorded in Hausa to greet Nigerians for the Edi-el-Fitr holidays.
Unlike his prior trip in March when his political associates flocked to London to see him and beam the images of their visits back home, no one has distributed any pictures with the president in the latest trip, which passed the 50-day mark last week.
Mrs. Buhari had said she saw him during a trip to London last month, but no pictures were circulated, fuelling rumours that she was prevented from seeing the president.
APC Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, had last week assured Nigerians that the president was recuperating well and his doctors will say when he will return home at the appropriate time.
The first Lady has again left for London on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 to visit the ailing president.
This is President Buhari’s fourth medical vacation to the United Kingdom since his inauguration on May 29, 2015.