The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has described the growing tension over the health of the president as “purely unnecessary”.
Adesina also urged those calling on the president to speak to Nigerians on the true state of his health to respect his rights, saying no one can force the president speak.
Speaking on TVC’s programme, This Morning, the presidential spokesperson reiterated that the president is hale and hearty and he’s expected back into the country on February 6th.
His words: The growing tension about President Buhari’s health is purely unnecessary. The president is just simply fine. I speak with people around him at regular interval.
“For his age, President Buhari is fit and capable of paddling the affairs of the country. He turned 74 last December and if you look at his engagement in the last two months, you will agree with me that it’s been very engaging. Remember his role in the Gambia issue….if I may put it that way.
” My candid advise for those peddling the rumour is to change their mind and remain positive about this administration.”
He however urged those peddling rumours to redirect their energy to other meaningful activities that will benefit the entire citizenry.