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'Buhari is not sick'

09 February 2016, 10:17Lekan Oladeinde

Abuja - Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has denied rumours that the President is sick

There have been reports and speculations that the President used the excuse of going on vacation to attend to his failing health.

But, Adeina said there is nothing wrong with the President’s health.

Also read: PDP to challenge the health state of Buhari

Adesina who was a guest on Channels TV on Monday night, said Buhari had worked for eight straight months since he assumed office and needed rest.

He said the six- day vacation was for his boss to rest.

“Any man can fall sick, old or young, but the president is not sick, the president is well. The president has worked for more than eight months non-stop, and he felt it was time to take a respite and he asked for six days leave and he did it the proper way. He communicated it to the national assembly, handed over power to his deputy and nothing is wrong with that”

Asked why the vacation was so sudden, Adesina said everything about the vacation was planned and arranged.

"Do you go on vacation because you are sick? You need respite from time to time and when you think it is time for respite, you take it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with his state of health. “Nigerians have been lied to for so long that they are now finding it difficult to believe the truth and that is the problem.

"You have told the truth yet they did not believe it because they have a carry-over of those who have lied to them for many decades but this government will not lie; it will tell the truth.”‎he said

Watch the interview below

- News 24


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