The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari while speaking in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday night said that it is not specified how long Buhari would be in London because there is no vacuum in government.
He further said that the time was not stated so as to enable the president get a clean bill of health from his doctors.
“When he was leaving on Jan. 19 we announced that it was a vacation during which he would also do routine medical check-ups.
Now, those check-ups have thrown up things that need to be further looked at and that is why he is asking for this extension of the vacation.
The time is not stated and that reason is not far to seek because Mr President transmitted power to his vice, who is now the acting President.
So, he does not need to be under that pressure of time again because there is no vacuum in government, there is an acting president.
Therefore, the doctors can now exhaustively look at him and give him a clean bill of health before he returns home,’’ he said.
For those who spread evil rumours concerning the president’s health he said as human beings we must have goodwill towards one another because any man can be sick, any man can even die.
“My message will be what I also said before, goodwill, let us have goodwill towards our president.
We as human beings must have goodwill towards one another. Any man can be sick; any man can get well; any man can even die, we are mortals. Anybody can die; anybody falls sick can also get well.
Therefore, all those who peddle those evil, mischievous, malicious and malevolent rumours on social media need to have a rethink. Instead of all those evil wishes they should have goodwill towards the president,’’ he added.