Jonathan Implicated, Northern Leaders Spits Fire, As FG Releases Shocking Statement On Buhari’s Death

By Amako Nneji January 22, 2017 07:01

Jonathan Implicated, Northern Leaders Spits Fire, As FG Releases Shocking Statement On Buhari’s Death

It was a bloody shocker, as the Presidency on Saturday night, mentioned former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in a bid to dispel the rumour, that President Muhammadu Buhari, who recently jetted out to United Kingdom, UK, for medical vacation, is not dead.

Recall, that on Saturday, there was panic in several quarters in Abuja, as rumours circulated that Buhari had passed on, at a London hospital, where he was said to be receiving treatment.

Buhari had on Thursday, traveled to London, after writing to the National Assembly, that he would be proceeding on a vacation, and that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, would be performing the duties of the President, while he was away.

Naming Jonathan, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, took to his Twitter handle to deny the report.

Shehu wrote: “He is alive and well. President Buhari is not magical. He cannot be holidaying in the UK, and be in Germany, dead or alive, at the same time.

“He is unlike a past President, who was at Ota with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and attending the Trump’s inauguration in DC, being in two places at the same time.”

“The report is hogwash”, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, simply added.

He also denied the report on his Twitter handle, praying for those behind it to repent.

“Best wishes to all who wish PMB well. As for those who carry evil rumours, may they receive grace to repent,” he said.

Similarly, a Pan-Northern Socio-Political Organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, said  Buhari is a mortal like every other Nigerian, and liable to fall ill.

According to the National Publicity Secretary, Muhammadu Ibrahim, there is nothing wrong, if the President falls ill.

The ACF Spokesman said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is human. He has taken his annual leave, and traveled to the United Kingdom for medical check-up. ACF wishes him well.’’

Also Reacting, Muslim Rights Concern, advised Nigerians not to panic.

“But that is nothing to worry about. Many at his age cannot even walk properly, speak clearly, or see very well. Every man’s life is in the hands of Allah, including those of Presidents, Governors, Ministers, and ordinary citizens. Allah knows those who will die soon, and those who will live long.”

“So, how do we know when it is someone’s turn? Only Allah knows that. People are expressing fear about the President’s health, because they have little faith. They know very little about the ways of Almighty Allah,” he said.