- Governor Ibikunle Amosun has confirmed his trip to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London
- The Ogun state governor says the president is well and alive
- Amosun says he is not in position to speak authoritatively on the health issues of the president
- The governor has urged Nigerians to be patient, stressing that soon enough all issues at stake will be addressed
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, has affirmed that he visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
The President is said to be in London, receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
There has been controversy over a picture showing Mr Amosun and the president in the United Kingdom, amid allegations an old image was edited to make it look recent.
However, on Monday at an event at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Mr. Amosun told journalists that he indeed visited the president in London.
Premium Times reports that the event at the library was a climate change knowledge immersion workshop organised by the Federal Government in conjuction with the World Bank.
“Yes it is true I visited our president in London and he is doing fine. If you ask me pointedly whether I saw him or not, yes I did and that is the only thing that I can say. And of course you can see he is very well, he is okay. So I don’t know what else you want me to say,” Mr. Amosun said.
Asked of the condition he found the president when he visited, the governor said he was not in the right position to talk about his health, saying such should be left to his spokes person who were already doing that.
“I am not one of the spokespersons of Mr. President; so it will be out of place for me to talk on that. But then, they are doing their job and you’ve listened to all that they have said,” Mr. Amosun said.
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In a similar vein, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s sickness should not be used as propaganda material, adding that the President deserves a good rest.
The Governor spoke to journalists in Kano on Sunday, February 12.
Ganduje noted that anybody can be ill, calling on those wishing the President dead not to use the opportunity to “talk rubbish.”
He said: “We pray for the president to be back home safely. His sickness was not an agenda and could not also be an agenda?, so you see the issue is,” he said.
“I know Nigeria is a big country with multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi everything that you can think about, so is easy to politicise issues that are not supposed to be politicised."