Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, has made it known that the president is hale and hearty. He has diffused the fear that the president is suffering from a terminal illness.

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, has made it known that the president is hale and hearty. He has diffused the fear that the president is suffering from a terminal illness.

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, has made it known that the president is hale and hearty. He has diffused the fear that the president is suffering from a terminal illness.

He said "I spoke to the president’s personal doctor last night, and he told me President Buhari is not in any serious condition to worry about. He is not in hospital. He is in the residence at the Nigerian High Commission. He and his delegation were ready to come home yesterday but for the delayed test result which came in yesterday necessitated that he delays his return.

Meanwhile,  the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party called on Buhari to tell Nigerians the true state of his health.

Spokesperson for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, stated “The President should know he is not a private citizen. He should know that Nigerians are the ones paying his health bills and therefore, he should tell them the true state of his health.

“He should not treat Nigerians with levity and he should also know what is obtainable in civilised countries. Nigeria is not a jungle. Imagine the President talking about a leave extension but not saying when he would resume?”

Adeyeye stated that there was no way the President could claim to be awaiting the outcome of medical tests without definite dates.

“Medical tests have dates of collection of results. It can’t be open-ended without dates,” he said.

The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “This is the President of the country. The elections are over; he is our President, he is the President of Nigeria not that of the APC or the PDP. If the President has told us that he needs to stay back to do some other medical things, it behooves us, as responsible citizens, to pray for him and stop sensing an opportunity to retaliate.

“Does the PDP know more than what we have been told? What we know is what we have been told.

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