Chris Steven, Abuja
Femi Adeshina, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has said that the visit to the ailing President in London by All Progressives Congress (APC) and John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the party has proved that the President was not on life support machine as being rumored.
Responding to questions by the Channels TV on Sunday night soon after picture of the Governors surfaced, Adeshina said the visit was a greenlight that the President would soon return to the country.
“The visit was a greenlight that the President would come back soon and for those are the purveyors of falsehood and hatred I think their credibility if there is any is now what is on life support “he said.
But the Presidential Spokesperson who also spoke on Monday on the Channels TV Sunrise Daily through a phone call when he was asked why a video of the visit was not made as against only picture to convince Nigerians of the true state of the President’s health, urged Nigerians to accept the President the way he is.
“It is a matter of personal style; there is no style that you can call his style, style is idiosyncrasy, it changes from person to person. The style of our president is what you are seeing on display and by now, few years he came, we should understand him, the kind of person he is and we should know how he differs to do things. So that is the way the President is
That just tells you that is the way our president is and we are the one, we elected him willingly and we have seen that this is the way he is. So let’s take him the way he is. It is already in our statement” he said.
While describing the visit by the governors and Oyegun to the President as a goodwill visit, Adeshina disclosed that there would be another one very soon which according to him will be more broad based.
He said “I would say it is a goodwill visit and I’m sure in a couple of days there is going to be another one which may more broad based, but this is the first one of such visits and it was made up mainly of APC governors and the National Chairman of the party”.
Speaking on when the President will return, whether it is indefinite or not, he said “we are not doctors and even if we are doctors we are not on this particular medical team, so it is those who are on this medical team that would know and once they give clean bill of health.