- Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, has denied being bedridden abroad
- Mohammed claimed that he is only in the United Kingdom on routine medical examination
- The governor accused the opposition of carrying the rumour ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the state's governorship election
Ahead of the planned judgement of the Supreme Court concerning the governorship election in Bauchi, the state’s governor, Bala Mohammed, has denied falling ill and being bedridden abroad.
Governor Mohammed said even though he travelled out of the country, he was not in a hospital abroad as was being insinuated.
The governor had earlier reportedly said he was in the United Kingdom for medical care, but did not mention the condition.
Speaking through Muhospital Gidado, his spokesperson, the governor said his visit to the UK was for a routine medical examination.
He described claims on social media that he is seriously ill and admitted abroad as mere rumour carried by those he called mischief-makers.
According to him, the insinuation that he is bedridden is being propagated by members of the opposition ahead of the Supreme Court judgement on the election in the state.
“I wish to state that this dubious line of thought exists only in the wicked and diabolical world of the rumour merchants.
“Our governor was away on a medical appointment with his doctor, had a minor procedure and returned to his temporary abode the same day. He even had a road walk barely three hours after the procedure,” the statement said.
The statement recalled that the governor personally posted on social media recently where he looked cheerful.
“I can confirm to the good people of Bauchi state that our governor will be joining us soon as he personally indicated in a social media feed this morning,” the statement said adding that Mohammed appreciated the prayers of the people.
Legit.ng had previously reported that Mohammed took ill and had travelled abroad for medical care.
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