Out of millions of Nigerians, these are the people who have ‘spoken with’ Buhari since he left Nigeria

Posted on February 22 2017 , at 05:31 pm
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  • Millions of Nigerians are still appealing that the man of CHANGE do a video to clear the cloud over his health.

According to the presidency, Buhari met with the country’s Security Chiefs before his depature for UK on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Today, February 22, 2017 makes it exactly 35 days since President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria for a ’10-day vacation’ in the UK.

Millions of Nigerians are still appealing that the man of CHANGE do a video (even if it’s less than a minute), to clear the cloud over his health and return date to this God-fearing country.

READ: Nigerians react after Twitter user claims Buhari is in ‘coma’

As we all await Buhari’s call, these are the influential people that have ‘spoken with’ him, since he left Nigeria for London on Thursday, January 19.


1. Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo

While Buhari’s been away, Yemi Osinbajo met with a delegation from General Electric led by their CEO, Jeff Immelt.

On February 6, he said: ‘The President is hale and hearty. I spoke to the President just this afternoon and we had a long conversation. He was interested in knowing about the budget process and how far we have gone and the meeting today with the private sector on the economic recovery and growth plan and I informed him about the protest marches and feedback on what people are saying about the economy. He is in good shape.

‘I think that the health status of Mr President is an issue that only Mr President himself will be able to discuss at the appropriate time.

‘Again he is running test and all of that, before you determine your health status, you must be able to say this is my health status.

‘Just like he said in his letter to the National Assembly, he needs to go through a cycle of tests and once the test results are seen and he receives medical advice, we expect him very soon.’

READ: ‘Is Buhari dead’ becomes most searched phrase in Nigerian internet space


2. Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Musician Patoranking receives gift from Nigerian senate president, Bukola Saraki.

He said on February 9: ‘Happy to have spoken with President Buhari tonight. He was in good spirits and joked about my working late into the night, as usual.’

Saraki also said after his visit to the Abuja House in London days later: ‘Delighted to see President Buhari is doing well, was cheerful and in good spirits. The President I saw today is healthy, witty & himself.’

Read: ‘Buhari is not dead but they are killing him on social media’ – Tony Okoroji


3. Current Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

Saraki and Yakubu Dogara with Buhari during their February 15 visit to the Abuja House in London.

On February 9, Dogara stated: ‘Buhari called me yesterday evening. He talked about what the Executive/ Legislature must do to ensure food security for all Nigerians.

‘He said he was pained by the suffering endured by most Nigerians last year and he’s resolved not to let events of 2016 repeat themselves. He also asked me to extend his best wishes to all Hon Members.’

‘After burning national issues,it was all PMB’s vintage humorous jokes. I m so elated he is as fit as a fiddle,’ he added after his February 15 visit to the Abuja House in London.

READ: Nigerians keep vigil for Buhari’s return

President Buhari’s sister, Hajiya Rakiya. Credit: Various

Aside these prominent Nigerians that hold major seats in the country’s governance, Buhari’s sister, Hajiya Rakiya earlier this month said she speaks with her brother everyday since he left Nigeria in January.

‘I just returned from the lesser Hajj, and even while in Saudi Arabia, I was communicating with him every day,’ Rakiya, who’s in her 80s, told NAN in Daura, Kastina State.

Meanwhile, the president’s special adviser on media, Femi Adesina has insisted it’s his personal decision not to speak directly with Buhari.

Veteran musician, King Sunny Ade and President Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina during a visit to Aso Rock in October 2015. Photo: Femi Adesina/Facebook

‘It is a matter of my personal decision, choice and style. All those I spoke with, his personal physician, his PA (personal assistant), his domestic aide, I can tell them please take this phone to Mr President, I want to talk with him. But I’ve decided not to talk because I do not need that phone conversation to authenticate the health of Mr President,’ he said on Channels TV on Wednesday, February 22.

‘There is enough authentication, there is one from the acting president, there is one from the Senate president and there is from the speaker of the House of Representatives and many others.

‘So, I do not need to authenticate the status of the health of Mr President by asking speaking to him.’

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