- President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be healthy to continue as Nigeria's president beyond 2019
- The Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaing Council says the president is fit and even stronger than many average Nigerian men
- President Buhari is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the February 16 election
As the president's health continues to be a bone of contention in some circles, the Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Council has said the president is fit and even stronger than many average Nigerian men.
The disclosure was made at the weekend by the deputy director general of the council, Arch Waziri Bulama, who said the president's trips to different parts of the country lately are a testament to his good health, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that Bulama said: “I think the President from the way he works in this campaign has shown that he is stronger than many average men in this country.
"This is a man at that age, flying from city to city and at least two cities every day of the week, commissioning projects, meeting traditional rulers, stakeholders and still returning to attend to other state functions and other groups in the Aso Villa.
"He again flies out the following morning, showing no sign of stress, no sign of weakness. President Buhari is healthy, very strong and alive to the task and proudly giving the kind of leadership and presence we need in this campaign.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo took a swipe at the current occupier of the presidential seat, Muhammadu Buhari, asking that the latter be allowed to go and rest.
Obasanjo insisted that President Buhari was not balanced enough to handle the affairs of Nigeria beyond 2019.
He pleaded that Buhari needed rest so another person could take charge of the country.
According to Obasanjo, each time people complains to him that the next person may not do better, he often tells them that democracy gives room for replacement.
He said: “Buhari is sick in the spirit, body and soul. Let’s beg him to go and rest. He has tried his best. Let's give chance to another person."
In another report by Legit.ng, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, January 20, said President Muhammadu Buhari does not have any problem with his health and he is fit for another four years in the interest of the country.
Osinbajo, who had an interaction with some Christian youths in Lagos, debunked the insinuation over the president’s state of health and capacity to run for another term.
He said: “I don’t think there is any problem with the president’s health. The man is sane and well; fit and healthy.”
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The vice president said part of the reasons why so many people, especially elite were angry and anxious was because President Buhari doesshare the resources of the country with them.
Osinbajo said: “President Buhari is not an orator. I am an orator and my business is oratory. I am a lawyer. The reason why you have a person like that is integrity. For the first time in Nigeria, you do not have people confident enough to say that I am going to run a deal with president."
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