By Onitsha Shedrack, ———–
Uncertainty has enveloped the true health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari, following report on Sunday, that the President has extended his 10-day annual leave which is due for Monday, the vacation had started penultimate week.
Announcing of the extension in a three-paragraph statement made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, stated that the extension has become necessary to allow the President complete the series of medical tests recommended by his doctors and get the results.
He added that President Buhari had already sent a letter to the National Assembly over the extension, he did not specify the duration of the extension, thereby creating atmosphere of uncertainty over the true health condition of Mr. President.
According to the statement; “President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.
“The President had planned to return to Abuja this (Sunday) evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.
“Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.”
Buhari had left Nigeria penultimate Thursday for London, United Kingdom, where he was scheduled to undergo medical checkups.
Shortly after he left, there were reports that he had passed on in a London hospital, however, the Presidency has since denied the reports, but with this extension it will further fuel the rumour about the true health status of the President.