Friday, 27 January 2017

Buhari is in London for Vacation and Not in Hospital - Mr. Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in an interview with CNBC Africa News, which according to source said it was monitored in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.
He was quoted as saying the president Muhammadu Buhari is only in London for a ten days vacation and not in the hospital as rumor may have it.
In his words, he said, “The President is in London on vacation. He is not in any hospital and he is not ill.
“When he was travelling last week, the statement we put out was that he was going on vacation and during the vacation, he would do routine medical check-up and nothing has changed from what we pushed out last week.
“If anybody has fed something else into the rumor mill, that is just what it is — rumor.”
According to source, we asked by newsmen if president Buhari would be willing to speak to Nigerians from London, Mr. Adesina said such a decision could only be taken by Buhari himself.
Mr. Adesina also said any attempt to compel Buhari to do so would amount to infringement on his rights.
He said, “The fact that he is a President, he still has his rights. Compelling him to come out and talk will be infringing on his rights.
“The President will talk if he wishes to. If he doesn’t wish to, nobody will compel him to talk.

“The truth is that the President is on vacation and he has given a date on which he will return to work.’