The Senate President of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki has insisted that President Buhari is in good health, following a visit to see the president on Wednesday.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan visited the President on Wednesday. Saraki squashed the rumour on the health of the President saying that president Buhari was healthy and cheerful when visited.
“We were delighted to see that President Buhari is doing well, was cheerful and in good spirits. The president I saw today is healthy, witty and himself,” Saraki said in a post on his Facebook page.
The President had also reportedly hosted the former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu and former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party earlier in February.
Saraki insisted that the President is doing just fine while urging Nigerians not to grow weary about the President’s health.
“The president’s absence and imminent return show that there is no vacuum in government and our system of democracy is working with all organs of government fulfilling their mandate,” He said
On 23rd January, President Muhammadu Buhari went on a 10-day vacation to the UK. Vice President of Nigeria, as power was handed over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to commence duty as Acting-President.
The president was due to return on Monday, February 6th but his return was postponed. A statement published by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina stated that the President could not return due to some tests which had to be completed before his return to Nigeria.
The President’s use and ability to afford foreign healthcare facilities while the state of Nigeria’s economy worsened, coupled with the obscurity of the statement which failed to report what was ailing the president nor his return date angered Nigerians.
Many went as far as speculating that the President was dead.
This week the president allegedly spoke with U.S. President Trump where the former promised to increase military aid to Nigeria.
“I’m also grateful to Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike, for their prayers and kind wishes for my health,” the account of the Presidency said on Twitter.