Buhari is alive in London - Presidency debunks loss of life rumour

- Garba Shehu, the senior special adviser to
President Buhari, says the president is alive
- According to him, the rumour “is plain
lies spread by vested interests to create
panic”
- He insisted that nothing unpleasant has
happened to the President and there is no
cause for apprehension
The Senior Special Adviser to President
Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba
Shehu, has reacted to the news making
the rounds that the president is in
serious life threatening situation.
The Presidential aide said this in series
of tweets, yesterday, May 14.


Garba Shehu says that nothing unpleasant has
happened to President Buhari and there is no
cause for apprehension
Rumours making the rounds are that
the president is in life support as a
result of the deterioration of his heath
and another even more disturbing is
another one that claims the president
may even have died.
However, Shehu debunked the rumours,
insisting that the president is well and
alive.
“Baseless rumors are trending again
that an unpleasant thing has happened
to our beloved President, Muhammadu
Buhari.”
“If you have received this information on
WhatsApp or Facebook, disregard it
because it is plain lies spread by vested
interests to create panic.”
“Nothing unpleasant has happened to
the President. No cause for
apprehension. Thanks for the many
calls.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com brings you a full
text of the rumour making the rounds
that prompted the media aide’s
reaction:
“Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari
Finally goes Home; Body to be Flown
back to Abuja Tomorrow
“Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
has been confirmed dead in London
where he was receiving medical
treatment.
“President Buhari flew to London from
Abuja last Sunday for follow-up medical
consultations with his doctors where he
unfortunately died. He had been to
London twice since last year for the
same medical reason.
“Speculation has been rife that his health
had deteriorated badly, but he attended
last Friday prayers to douse such grave
insinuations.
“His special adviser on media and
publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed in
Abuja that President Buhari had planned
to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to
tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82
Chibok schoolgirls in Abuja earlier in the
day.
If you have received this information on
WhatsApp or Facebook, disregard it bcos
it is plain lies spread by vested interests
to create panic
9:41 PM - 14 May 2017
184 72
14h Garba Shehu
@GarShehu
Baseless rumors are trending
again that an unpleasant thing has
happened to our beloved
President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Garba Shehu
@GarShehu
“According to Adesina, the length of the
president’s stay in London was to be
determined by the doctors, saying that
the government will continue to function
normally under Vice-President Yemi
Osinbajo.
“President Buhari has transmitted
letters about the trip to the Senate and
the House of Representatives, in
compliance with Section 145 (1) of the
1999 Constitution,” he added.
“Then Nigerian High Commissioner to
the United Kingdom told reporters plans
are underway to transport the body of
the late President back to Abuja where
final funeral rites will be held.
"President Buhari had travelled to
London in January for a similar check-up
and returned to Nigeria in March.
“Before that, in June 2016, the president
also travelled to London to seek
treatment for an ear infection.
“President Buhari had earlier hosted the
82 rescued Chibok schoolgirls to a light
reception shortly before the arrival of
Osinbajo, Bukola and Dogara.
“The President, at the reception,
described the rescue of the girls as a
pleasant second anniversary gift to
Nigerians.
“Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is
expected to be sworn into office as the
substantive President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.
“Government is yet to issue an official
statement on the President’s demise. He
was 74 years.”

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