The number one citizen of Nigeria is not dead, but it was widely rumored as such of an undisclosed ailment moment after he left for London about two weeks ago.
The opposition and others who spread the rumor overlooked the fact President Muhammadu Buhari walked out of his room at the Presidential Villa and went to the airport.
When Buhari became president in 2015 with popular votes across the country the Nigerians believed new dawn in social, political and economic fortunes will emerge.
However, the expectations are now being shadowed with long leave of the president citing health checks even though some points out good foundation has been laid by him.
The tea party and others have started believing Buhari’s rule has come to an end and he is not alive any more.
Buhari left Nigeria transmitting a letter to the National Assembly of his desire to embark on a 10-day holiday clubbed with health checks in London. The period requested has ended last Sunday and the president is still in London.
Meanwhile, Buari’s only surviving sister Rakiya Adamu has appealed to the nation to pray for the leader and not to spread rumors about his health.
Adamu said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura, Katsina State, she talks to the 84-year-old every day since he has left for London.
She added, “I just returned from the lesser Hajj and even while in Saudi Arabia, I was communicating with him daily.”