A fresh photo of President Muhammadu Buhari “enjoying his vacation in the United Kingdom” has just been released.
President Buhari is seen chatting with Aisha Alubankudi, a ‘close friend’ and Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who is a close ally of the president.
The photo was posted in the evening of Friday, January 27, 2017 evening on Facebook by Aishat Alubankudi where she claimed she had just met with the president, according to Naij.
She wrote a short statement to accompany the picture which also showed an unidentified third visitor.
Alubankudi is a Nigerian socialite and blogger based in the UK and a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Photo of PMB today. May Allah forgive those who claimed that he was on life support machine at Kings College Hospital. Baba dariji won nitori won o mo oun ti won nse,” she captioned the photo asking for forgiveness for those who are spreading rumours that the president had passed on or is on life-support in King’s College Hospital.
This is the second time a photo of Buhari is being shared to debunk death rumours that have trailed his 10-day medical leave in London.
Buhari Health Rumours
Rumours about the health status of the president continue to swirl on cyber-space after a fake news website reported that Buhari had passed on.
The Nigerian presidency has debunked the rumour and said that the retired military general, 74, is “alive and well”.
“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,” Garba Shehu, one of Buhari’s spokespersons, said in a short post on his Facebook page.
The president left the country last week on a 10-day leave and is expected back home on February 2, 2017. While making the official announcement, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina had assured that there is nothing to worry about the president’s routine medical checkup while on his vacation.
The president himself also made it clear that there is nothing wrong with going on vacation, just before stepping into the presidential jet.
The rumours won’t go away. Wednesday morning, news began to circulate online that the present was on life-support at King’s College Hospital. According to the blogger who reported the story, his source is an inside source familiar with the situation.