Contrary to the rumor that was making the rounds over the weekend about the sudden demise of President Muammadu Buhari in a London Hospital, the president currently on a short vacation in the UK, has saluted the Nigerian media for performing its duties diligently. The President, who disclosed this via his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, yesterday in London, said he was always in touch with news from home whenever he is away. The President specifically named Channels TV as one of his favourite Television stations.
He said: “Wherever I am, I keep up with news from home. Channels TV is one of my favorites. I’m proud of what the Nigerian media are achieving.’’ The post has, therefore, dispelled the insinuation about the President’s health conditions. The Presidential spokespersons on Saturday night in Abuja described as”evil rumours” the social media reports on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health conditions.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have taken to twitter and Facebook to castigate the mischief makers.One of the post on Facebook said: “Godly for mouth, devilish at heart…how on earth could anyone use death as a mischief tool? It is only God the almighty that giveth life and HE alone has the power to taketh same life.”
“For those spreading wicked and evil rumour about death of a soul, they should know that; they themselves don’t know when, where and in which circumstances they will perish. “They can wish PMB death thousand times and have fun; the same God that created them from drop of sperm to their miserable state is watching them. Long live Nigeria and good Nigerian people, long live PMB!” President Buhari left Abuja for the United Kingdom on Thursday on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on next month, February 6, 2017.