Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on media and publicity to president Muhammed Buhari, says no one can forced president Buhari to talk from UK where he is currently on vacation.
Buhari had written to the national assembly lastweek to proceeed on a 10-day vacation and the presidency disclosed he wuld under go routine medical checkup while in the UK.
About four days after Buhar left the country, there have been rumours on the state of his health with some reported his possible death.
Apparently to dismiss the false reports, the presidency released pcitires of Buhari watching a Channels Television Sunday politics programmes but that has still not put a stop to the rumour
Speaking in an interview with CNBC Africa on Thursday, Adesina insisted that Buhari is in London for vacation, and not in any hospital.
“When he was travelling last week, the statement we put out said he would be going on vacation and that he would undergo medical checkups, nothing has changed from what we pushed out last week,” he said.
“If anybody has fed anything else into the rumour mill, that is what it is – a rumour. No substance to it.”
Responding to a question on when Buhari would clear the air about his health, Adesina said: “The president is in London on vacation. He is not in any hospital and he is not ill. The fact that he is a president, he still has his rights. Compelling him to come out and talk will be infringing on his rights.
“The president will talk if he wishes to. If he doesn’t wish to, nobody will compel him to talk.
“The truth is that the president is on vacation and he has given a date on which he will return to work.”