There is presently tension in the polity, on the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in the United Kingdom, UK, on medical vacation.
Rumours have spread in several directions and quarters, with accusing fingers being pointed at some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as being behind the death rumour.
We Recalls that President Buhari departed for London, after transmitting a letter to the leadership of the National Assembly, seeking to proceed on a 10-day medical vacation. on Sunday 5th February, the President shocked Nigerian as he failed to return as scheduled but rquested for an indefinite extension of his medical leave.
A competent Presidency source conversant with protocol arrangements for the President’s stay in London, disclosed that Buhari is in stable health condition.
The source confirmed that Buhari was currently staying at the Nigerian House in London, and will later see his Doctors before returning to the country.
“Mr. President has had lunch with a delegation of Nigerians in the UK. He is hale and hearty, contrary to the rumour making the rounds.
“Arrangements are being made for the President to grant an interview to the BBC,” the source added.
The Presidency also denied the insinuation that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is under pressure to resign, and that he is being held hostage by some forces.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Senator Femi Ojudu last week, stated that there was no truth in the allegation.
“I have read many ridiculous stories, saying the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is being held hostage by some Governors, who are trying to compel him to resign. I have equally received several calls regarding this.
“The story is simply not true. It is a fabrication. Don’t be a purveyor of fake news. The Vice President is behind his desk carrying out his task. The Federal Executive Council presided over by him has just ended, and he has been busy receiving visitors and holding meetings.”