While a great number of Nigerians continue to wonder why it is increasingly difficult for President Mohammadu Buhari to address and allay the fears of the people over his rumoured death if he is still alive, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, was reported to have allegedly visited Buhari in London.
The President had on Thursday, January 19, 2017, left the country for London, United Kingdom, for what the Presidency described as “a short leave.”
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President would undergo “routine medical check-ups” during the vacation.
He is expected to resume duty on February 6, 2017.
However, an online report had recently claimed that the President was sick and had died in a London hospital where he was receiving medical attention. But the Presidency last Saturday said there was no truth in the report, stating that the President was alive.
This has led to several calls being made by Nigerians that the President should address the citizens from the UK to be assured of his fitness.
The Nigeria Labour Congress had also intensified Nigerians’ calls that the President should speak to the citizens from the UK.
But the Presidency had insisted that Buhari could not be compelled to speak.
Subsequently, in a bid to assure Nigerians that the President was hale and hearty, his Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Friday evening tweeted a photo of Amosun meeting with the President.
“Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State visited President Buhari this evening in London,” he tweeted.
The photo was originally tweeted by the United Kingdom’s branch of the All Progressives Congress and was retweeted by the spokesperson for the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The photo also showed two other guests with the President.