The presidency has denied that its principal, Muhammadu Buhari is sick. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, stated this in an interview on Saturday morning.
Adesina was reacting to a media report that Buhari has an infection in his left ear, otherwise called Meniere Disease. According to the presidential spokesman, President Buhari is hale and hearty.
“Mr president is hale and hearty,” Adesina said.
“President Buhari only yesterday received Anglican bishops who paid him a courtesy visit at the state house Abuja yesterday. Didn’t you see pictures of him receiving Anglican bishops yesterday (Friday)? Did he look sick? The president is as fit as a fiddle. Anyone who says he is sick is telling lies. That is a figment of the person’s imagination. Just yesterday he received the primate of the Anglican Communion and arch bishops at the presidential villa. He also received former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He is hale and hearty. The imagination of whoever says that is on overdrive.”
When Femi was asked on why President Buhari has been delegating his visitations to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, his reply was;
“The presidency is one. The president has a right to delegate duties to his deputy, who is the vice-president, and that is what he has done. for the media’s image”.