The All Progressives Congress, on Sunday, said the party knows nothing about the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari and has no immediate plans to send any delegation to visit him in London.
Mr. Buhari has not been seen in public since he departed for London on a second medical leave May 7.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said this while responding to inquiries by various media organization.
Channels Television quoted the party’s spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, as saying “I don’t know the health status of the president…the party (APC) does not know either” when he appeared on a programme on the station Sunday evening.
Speaking with Punch, Abdullahi said, “We never sent a delegation to him before. Why should we send a delegation to him now, to achieve what?
“What we are doing as a party is to keep the country running while he is away. What will our going there do for him? Are we doctors or nurses?”
In a chat with Premium Times, he said; “I am not a government official and I am not a member of his family, so I wasn’t in a position to know,” Mr. Abdullahi, a former Minister of Youth and Sports, said. “Those who should know would know.”
Unlike during his first trip when his political associates flocked to London to see him and beam the images of their visits back home, no one has distributed any pictures with the president in the latest trip, which passed the 50-day mark last week.
His wife, Aisha, said she saw him during a trip to London last month, but no pictures were circulated, fuelling rumours that she was prevented from seeing the president.