Buhari ‘Nigerians cannot force President to speak to them,’ Femi Adesina says

Adesina also said that Buhari is entitled to his vacation and it is wrong for Nigerians to intrude.

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President Muhammadu Buhari play President Muhammadu Buhari (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)
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President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina has said that the president will not speak to Nigerians because he is on vacation.

Adesina also said that Buhari is entitled to his vacation and it is wrong for Nigerians to intrude.

The presidential aide made the comments on Thursday while appearing on TVC’s “This Morning.”

“If Buhari will speak to Nigerians it will be his choice, his prerogative. We don’t need to intrude. What some people want to do is to ram it down his throat willy-nilly. It is a point of principle that Buhari is not speaking to Nigerians,” Adesina said.

Adesina had earlier said that only the president can reveal the true state of his health.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Femi Adesina play

President Muhammadu Buhari and Femi Adesina

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He also said that expecting Buhari to speak while on vacation would be an infringement of his rights.

President Buhari has been out of Nigeria since January 19 when he travelled to London for a 10-day medical vacation.

The president was due to resume on February 6, but he wrote the Senate on February 5 to extend his vacation indefinitely.

The Presidency has however attempted to alleviate fears about Buhari’s health by releasing photos of him receiving visitors in London.

Buhari was most recently visited by National Assembly leaders, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara.

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Saraki, who’s the Senate President, assured Nigerians that there’s no cause for alarm about Buhari’s health.

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