Cause of Buhari’s illness yet to be detected - Presidency source alleges
- A presidency source discloses that President Muhammadu Buhari’s illness has defied all medical tests in the UK
- The source states that Buhari’s doctors have placed him under long observation to see if they can diagnose what is wrong with him
- The presidency official however dismisses reports that the president is down with acute prostate cancer
The inexplicable nature President Muhammadu Buhari’s illness has fueled speculation in some quarters that he may have been poisoned or under some kind of spiritual attack.
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These allegations were cited by a presidency source when highlighting the nature of the president’s illness.
According to the presidency source, doctors in the UK have been unable to diagnose the cause of President Muhammadu Buhari’s illness despite having carried out series of tests on the president for more than three months.
The source told the Independent that the cause of Buhari’s illness was yet to be detected even after renowned medical practitioners both within and outside the UK had conducted tests him.
The source who spoke under the condition of anonymity however absolved the presidency of concealing the president's actual state of health, noting that the presidency can only disclose what it knows.
He said: “Those accusing the presidency of being economical with the truth on the actual state of health of the president are missing the point because you can only disclose what you know.
“As at today, nobody knows the kind of ailment battling Mr. President. Even his doctors in the UK don’t know what is wrong with him. Lots of tests have been done; in fact they have done everything humanly possible but they still can’t detect what is wrong with him.
The official said Buhari’s doctors have placed him under long observation to see if they can diagnose what is wrong with him.
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“For those of us who are close to President Buhari, he can’t stay for a long time without food. He doesn’t have the endurance for long fasting and that is why those referring to him as a religious fanatic are wrong. Here is a man who doesn’t joke with his food but suddenly once he takes a spoon, he throws up. And you know if you don’t eat for a long time, you become weak and emaciated."
He said doctors had to devise other means of feeding Buhari after his condition became serious, but added that the president had made significant progress in the last couple of weeks.
But the source dismissed reports circulating in a section of the media that the president was down with acute prostate cancer or any ailment that could have affected his digestive system.
“From the information we have, every organ of the president is working perfectly. The only problem is his inability to eat well due to loss of appetite. That is why some people are alleging that the president may have been poisoned or under some kind of spiritual attack”, he stated.
Legit.ng recalls that online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, had reported that the undisclosed medical condition which President Muhammadu Buhari is battling with is cancer related.
According to the online newspaper, sources close to Buhari’s inmost associates had long disclosed that the president was beset by cancer.
The newspaper which made the disclosure in a report dated August 6, 2017, also stated that recent visits to Buhari in London was staged by the cabal around the president to give the impression that the president had miraculously recovered.
Sahara Reporters however stated that such impression is far from the reality that the president’s health is deteriorating.
Watch this Legit.ng video of Governor Samuel Ortom speaking on Buhari's health: