I don’t know Buhari’s health condition — APC spokesperson

FILE PHOTO: Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London
FILE PHOTO: Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London

The spokesperson of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Sunday said he did not know the health situation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
 
Channels Television quoted the party’s spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, as saying “I don’t know the health status of the president…the party (APC) does not know either” when he appeared on a programme on the station Sunday evening. 
 
Mr. Abdullahi later confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES in a follow up phone call that he informed Nigerians that he doesn’t know how the president’s health was faring because he wasn’t in a position to know. 
 
“I am not a government official and I am not a member of his family, so I wasn’t in a position to know,” Mr. Abdullahi, a former Minister of Youth and Sports, said. “Those who should know would know.”
 
Mr. Buhari has not been seen in public since he departed for London on a second medical leave May 7. 
 
Many Nigerians heard his voice for the first time last Saturday when the State House released an audio message said to be from him. The message was recorded in Hausa to greet Nigerians for the Edi-el-Fitr holidays. 
 
Unlike during his first trip when his political associates flocked to London to see him and beam the images of their visits back home, no one has distributed any pictures with the president in the latest trip, which passed the 50-day mark last week. 
 
His wife, Aisha, said she saw him during a trip to London last month, but no pictures were circulated, fuelling rumours that she was prevented from seeing the president.

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti added to the rumour when he told journalists that he was sure Mrs. Buhari was prevented from seeing her husband.
 

Mrs. Buhari departed the country again on Sunday for Addis Ababa. She will be in London to see the President on Tuesday, her office said in a statement. 
 
The APC Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, had said last week that the president was recuperating well and his doctors will say when he will return home at the appropriate time. 


 
In his interview with Channels, Mr. Abdullahi maintained that the administration was still on course to delivering on campaign promises, even though Mr. Buhari’s priority may be slightly different from that of the party.
 


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  • Frank Bassey

    This is being honest. Your mentor would say Buhari is hale and hearty.

    • Arabakpura

      Yes! It is honesty laced with secrecy and innuendos!

    • MilitaryPolice01

      His mentor Bukola Saraki is indifferent, he is waiting in the wings to either be declared Vice President or President of the Government of National Unity.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Not that his evil wish will ever come true.

        He can only be President for a maximum of 3 months whilst elections are held for someone to complete the current tenure. Even then, that’s only possible in a scenario where there’s no VP and the President is declared incapable or dies.

        In a worst case scenario, the Acting President becomes the substantive President and appoints a replacement VP, subject to NASS approval.

        • MilitaryPolice01

          My brother, you are 100 percent right i.e. in regard to the constitution, but these guys I can assure you are not looking at the constitution in their scheming. Mostly importantly Prof Osibanjo is not in their equation. For them, once the plans are ripe, he will be swept away. They have given warning shots already with the coup rumour few weeks ago.

          • Netanyahu

            Osibade is a mere ‘coordinator’ when oga is away. He has been repeating the trash that Nigeria must remain one to please his master’s cousins and nephews calling the shots in the aso rock villa. Jonathan did everything to please them and failed woefully.

        • emmanuel

          Bukola Saraki and Lamido Sanusi are one and same crooks in high places. They are the duo that have worked themselves into the brewing schemes. Head or tail Bukola wins and Nigeria is mortgaged.
          Sanusi would put all presidential jets out for women, whilst they loot every money at sight.
          And within weeks, Saraki would alter parts of the constitution to sell Nigerian to the two of them.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Sanusi is not part of the equation. Your ineffectual buffoon ensured that.

            Saraki won’t be President in this lifetime. You can take that to the bank.

          • emmanuel

            Does it bother me. Is he not same as the dead brain Buhari you marketed with your life three years ago, until mid-2016?
            You have never impressed anyone on the forum and any other. Even the untrained Julius is a million times better than you.

          • 0tile

            The yoruba tout olukayode soyemi (fake esq.) is the worst lair you can get in yoruba land. He tries hard to cover his dubious behavior with his unimpressive caterpillar English.

          • emmanuel

            Learn to stay within the precinct of issues at stake next time.

          • 0tile

            Tell him to stay within the precinct of his gutter. The article is about Buhari’s crippled status and the_idiot is trying to divert it to his gutter language.

        • 0tile

          No lawyer worth his salt argues so_stupidly like you. Are you sure you a lawyer, if so where is your self-respect? Fake lawyer, high in insults, zero in logic. Ifa Orunmila ma je.

  • Factsay

    Oyegun the liar must have lied again

    • Sai Mama

      “I sympathise with Nigerians for voting Buhari. We have a president who doesn’t have a friend outside
      the North and that’s a tragedy. As I am talking to you, I am convinced that President Buhari’s presidency
      is dead. He may be physically alive and I wish him good health, but as far as governance is concerned,
      his presidency is dead and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. A presidency can be alive in terms of
      a leader, but in terms of programmes and achievements it can be dead and historically forgotten.

      Nigeria’s president must be a man who is nationally and internationally exposed, who appreciates people
      and feels comfortable with people no matter their religion or ethnic background. That’s not the case with
      Buhari. People he is comfortable with represents a tiny minority of Nigerians and as far as I am concerned,
      you don’t have to see yourself either as an Hausa man or a Moslem. There is going to be an election in
      2019 and if Buhari were to be in good health and contest, I am sure he will lose and if he attempts to rig
      the election, there will be violence in this country.”

      …………..Dr. Junaid Muhammed

      (KANO, March 5th, 2017)

  • Historeey

    @Factsay:disqus

    Already the signs are that Nigeria is badly imploding in the same way as Libya today.
    The Nigerian populace perceive that the army is unconcerned about the genocidal
    corruption going on in Nigeria today and that the army does not fulfill its given
    constitutional duty to fully assist the people; the civilians – as opposed to
    complicit civilian authorities in government
    – to maintain law and order
    by rolling out the tanks against a slew of corrupt government officials,
    to constitutionally safeguard Nigeria’s internal security.

    One can only hope that Nigeria will quickly learn its lesson from Libya;
    that in a revolutionary context – where the government itself is seen as
    economic threat to the pursuit of happiness, the army cannot be neutral,
    otherwise, revolutionary militias will take the army’s neutrality to mean the
    army’s support for this wretched status quo of living by plunder and bribes.

    • Sonomelaye

      @Factsay:disqus

      “Democracy is defined as a government of the people, by the people and for the people,
      but what we had in the time of Jonathan was ‘greedocracy’ – which is government of the greedy,
      by the greedy and for the greedy. Today, under Muhamadu Buhari, we have ‘criminocracy’ –
      a government of the criminals, by the criminals and for the criminals. Wrong appointment
      led to the emergence of the former (suspended) Secretary to the Government of the
      Federation (SGF, Babachir Lawal) who became a grass-cutter”.

      ………………APC Senator Dino Melaye

      (June 1st, 2017)

  • Straight Arrows

    @Factsay:disqus

    A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT IS AS MUCH A THREAT TO NIGERIA’s INTERNAL SECURITY

    AS THIS DAFT GOVERNMENT RUN ON ISLAMIST AND TRIBALIST BASIS OF NEPOTISM.

    THE DUTY OF THE ARMY IS TO PROTECT NIGERIA’s INTERNAL SECURITY FROM BOTH.

    • dpfrank

      Pighead

  • Every lies have expiry date. No matter how long it may takes, true state of Buhari health will come to open when the time is right. Let his chief of staff and other cabal continue to hide him from everyone they can’t hide him from God

  • George

    Has TINUBU dead ?

    Where is that Yoruba ole the son of yeye father and mother who aided this calamity called buhari upon Nigerian masses.

    May God Almighty visit the sins of Tinubu upon his generations born and unborn.

    • Andote

      Amen o!

    • dpfrank

      God does not answer wicked prayers ok

  • KBE

    The party and the spokesperson for the party do not know the health status of the president unbelievable.

    • Mufu Ola

      Why should that be unbelievable? Does he work directly with d President? Is he in govt? How many tines have u ever heard of Democratic Party/ Republican spokesmen getting nvolved in White House policies except when it has to do with d parties? A lot of ignorant people are too much on d loose on this platform!

      • KBE

        You ignorant self don’t understand party politics and I think you should excuse yourself out of this forum.

        • Netanyahu

          You people should leave detainee, bihari alone. After all his detainees Dasuki, el zakzaky and all the other prisoners of conscience are enjoying their detention without grumblings. God has detained the wicked one and so shall it remain. Anyone praying for his recovery must be an idol worshiper. God does not answer such hypocritical prayers.

      • dpfrank

        On point

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    Where then lies INTEGRITY?
    How can this same Buhari be said to be a man of “high” integrity? All he has displayed thus far – refusing to release details of his ill-gotten assets, declaring the true status of his health before the elections, forging a school certificate (WAEC), use of 2 separate names (Mohammadu/Mohammed) on School cert and Army records without court affidavit of name change, refusing to resign once incapacitated…and refusing to die. All of these smacks of deceit, mischief, dubiety and evil.

    We demand a Secession Referendum. Buhari is now behaving like a suicide bomber ready to detonate his suicide vest at any time.

    • dpfrank

      Lying imbe

      • Olatubosun

        Don’t mind them jare

  • Harry

    I sympathize with Nigerians for voting Buhari. They have been sold a candle instead of a lantern.

    • Dy

      Not a candle but a bushel.

      • dpfrank

        F00l

    • dpfrank

      You can only lie and deceive yourself and not the general public, down is the right man for the job and Nigerians never regretted voting for him

      • Olatubosun

        Sure

    • Olatubosun

      What are you insinuating

  • KBE

    APC is a party of propaganda by propaganda and for propagandist. I think Abdullahi is too sincere, straight forward and down to earth for the job of a spokesperson of a political party. Professional politicians don’t talk like this. I hope professional liars like Lie Muhammed will not move against him.

    • dpfrank

      Keep quiet pigg

      • KBE

        I have learnt not engage a pig like in a fight cause I would get dirty. Getting dirty is the second nature of a pig and it makes it happy. Carry your dirt somewhere else.

    • dele20

      You are just commenting trash

      APC led administration is really working great and progressing our nation

      • emmanuel

        Kay Soyemi, you cannot continue like this for long like your master who have run out of propaganda and lies.
        Hiding behind a finger is a day dream that clears in seconds

    • dele20

      APC is unlike PDP that sucked Nigeria dry

  • sansebrow

    I hope this APC man will receive his Salary at the end of this month.

  • We’ll demand public publications of health status of future presidential aspirants. A public official can only have limited privacy. Buhari has done incalculable damage to Nigeria.

    • dpfrank

      Stop making a mountain out of a molehill, don’t you fall sick at times? Pigg!

      • dele20

        Don’t mind the guy,the guy needs malaria drug

    • dele20

      Our president has done much great and good work to Nigeria

    • 0tile

      If the candidate is a Fulani Muslim demanding his health status will not do us any good. Did we not demand to see Imam Buhari’s certificate? In return we got a sworn false affidavit. When we pressed further Buhari brought 25 senior lawyers to defend him. Up till this moment we did not see the genuine certificate, rather they made Buhari President regardless of his lack of basic academic qualification to do the job, and today Nigeria is falling apart. At present Nigeria virtually has no president. Everybody knew that Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua too had one foot in the grave when they made him president.

    • okenwa

      Tinumbu still missing in action.

  • Bleaking NEWS

    Have you heard, Sex video of former Gov of Yobe state and current APC Senator has gone viral. He took on 2 women at once. This is the legacy of Bihari’s party. See youtube now before APC convinces youtube to remove it. This

    • Maduka

      My brother, na wa for these useless Senators o! ……….There is even some strong rumours that he might also be a serial killer because women she sleeps with disappear shortly afterwards, according to ShaharaReporters. Chei! Nigeria, no president, serial killer senators. Thus is worse than one chance.

      • dpfrank

        Exaggeration! Exaggeration!

    • Netanyahu

      Poor video. A better job next time. Whistle-blowing is not about looted funds alone. Let’s see their nya** exposed.

      • George

        Give us the link lets shame these disgusted mallams.

  • Spoken word

    that is the truth.

  • Sanssouci

    Kudos Bolaji for your sincerity and integrity under i presume extreme pressure, John Odigie Oyegun who is in the same darkness as you, instead of embracing honesty like you’ve done, joined the Lai Mohammed and Garbage Shehu bandwagon and just fell short of telling us that Buhari is up and about and jogging in central London.

  • Olatubosun

    Buhari is health

    • Owoeye Gbenga

      You better go back to school because you commented like illiterate. Buhari is health-wrong; Buhari is healthy-correct. I know you are one of these Aboki around. NASS should do the needful and impeach Buhari in order for Acting President to attain the full power and become the authentic President and commander- in – chief of this country and allow the country to move forward.Once Osinbajo becomes the president of this country, I will be happy.

      • emmanuel

        Osinbajo has full power, he is only a weakling; worse than Jonathan. Please tell me why he intervened in Sanusi’s Emirate fraud thing if he knows what the game of power is?

  • Olatubosun

    Buhari will come soon

  • Owoeye Gbenga

    Let NASS do the needful. Impeach Buhari now or declare Buhari incapacitated,tomorrow may be too late. Let the acting president take over as the substantive commander-in-chief of armed forces of the federal republic of Nigeria.Allow Nigeria to move forward because we cannot wait till the economy dies before we do the needful. Osibanjo is the authentic president of the federal republic of Nigeria. He should be allowed to appoint and dissolve ineffective and inefficient Buhari cabinet so that Nigeria can move forward.

  • emmanuel

    APC is a disaster and has fallen apart. Buhari and APC has destroyed everything left of Nigeria. As it is today, there is no APC or PDP. This is the best time to re-structure.
    APC Spokesman or their Party or the man’s wife does not know about his heath status. The implication is that the man is dead!
    He said he is not a government official. what a shameless spokesman and a scoundrel!

  • emmanuel

    You are such a bufoon

  • emmanuel

    Where did you suddenly get your dead voice from. A so-called lawyer that hardly understand jurisprudence and criminal justice system and you come online to churn out weak and fake arguments.
    I nor blame you sha, after remaining in Ikorodu traffic for hours unend, your senses seem to diminish like Buharis own.
    Osinbande is also begining to show such traces too

  • emmanuel

    I always told you that you asewo mother never had time to give you breast milk and eneded up feeding you with Amala and Pömö, which has affected your cognitive domain.
    Your arguments have always been very week and jaundiced to the extent that you throw tantrum at people not connected yo a discuss to shield your low intellect.

    • 0tile

      Forget the bastard born out of incestuous relationship. Look at the frustrated gutter language coming from him. He is a shame to his yoruba tribesmen.

  • emmanuel

    Vanguard Newspaper of December 21, 2009 edition quoted, Liar Mohammed who stated equivocally clea,r that the then ailing Yar’ Adua’s health status was Nigerians prerogative t know the status. He went on to chide the PDP and the then Cabal.
    The same shameless Liar Mohammed has reversed the trend and it is no more the business of Nigerians to know about the health status of Buhari.
    This singular scheme has put Nigeria on stand-still for weeks and in a very dire state worse than the initial recession ad depression. Osinbajo has been caged, nothing is happening unlike in February 2017 when he acted in full capacity.
    Unfortunately, Liar to is feeling the heat of the hardship too.

  • emmnuel

    I be like my papa and my children be like me too. There has been suggestions that you look like your grand mother, which suggest that your people only looked for something similar with someone in your extended family – in this case your maternal grand mother to identity you.
    This implies that your paternity is unknown to your family and just want to ensure you are not suspicious of the failings, so that you do not take up arms against her someday.
    Pele o!
    By the way, how could she have had enough money to buy you good food when in her days at Ayilara be for she moved to Ijora Badiya, the pay was low by the Guys who visited Fela shrine nearby and had spent most of their cash on kube?

  • emmanuel

    Kay Soyemi still waiting for you. Or can we go back to ask for restructuring now? I will gladly do that, if you have exhausted your arsenal of tantrums and bad manners.

    • Tunsj

      What has Kay Soyemi got to do with this?

      • emmanuel

        One and the same Kay. How far?
        E don tay you use these monikers.
        When people who profess to be civilised, demonstrate very poor judgemental abilities and refuse to turn away from their errors, they must be helped from doom.

  • dele20

    Our president Buhari is in good health

  • 0tile

    Odua tout, are you now calling me Pat Mumuwole Awosan? If I did not write that comment as you claim, it will not be well with you, may you be paralyzed for trying hard to accuse me falsely. Soyemi say Amen.

  • 0tile

    You are deluded. Listen to reason idiotic_bigot.

  • 0tile

    Stop fooling_yourself trying to con people that you are a lawyer. If you are a lawyer write like one, foul language and senseless insults do not make you a lawyer.

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  • emmanuel

    You have demonstrated you crass ignorance and low intellect again.
    You are old enough in this forum to differentiate my post from Otile’s. He is Igbo, while i am not.
    Mind you, sometimes i leave my post with typos especially when engaged in some other task and unable to read through before i post.
    Note that: i have never celebrated such poor outputs when they occurred. I take responsibility for inefficiencies, unlike you and your masters who would rather cover up with lies))
    That hardly happens in Otile’s.
    I leave it at that for now.

    • 0tile

      Emmanuel,

      Don’t waste your precious time on such a low life. I can handle 1000 yoropigs of his type and put them in their place.

  • emmanuel

    Haaa, Otile don wound you small!

  • 0tile

    You are the buffoon trying harder to con people. You are no lawyer, fake_idiot.

  • 0tile

    olukayode soyemi (fake esq.),

    Continue yawing until your jaw drops off. Odale

  • 0tile

    Did you say you are a clown? Your mind is set on clown and gutter language. Yoropig.

  • 0tile

    Wonderful. Odale remembers his fake nom de guerre. He remembers how he changed his nom de guerre Olusegun Olukayode Soyemi_Iran to kay soyemi (fake esq.) to make himself look less combative. Why did you drop la bête de guerre part of your nature? Are you tired of being a beast? You are always copying and pasting words you don’t understand to impress your fellow yoruba imbeciles.