Buhari 'President is hale and hearty,' Presidency denies ill-health report

In a swift reaction to the report, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina says Buhari is  “as fit as a fiddle.”

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The Presidency has denied media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is sick and may be flown abroad if his condition does not improve.

In a swift reaction to the report, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina says Buhari is  “as fit as a fiddle.”

Pulse earlier cited a Premium Times report that Buhari was diagnosed with Meniere Disease, a disorder of the inner ear and is being treated at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“Didn’t you see pictures of him receiving Anglican bishops yesterday (Friday)? Did he look sick? The president is as fit as a fiddle. Anyone who says he is sick is telling lies,” Adesina told The Cable.

“That is a figment of the person’s imagination. Just yesterday he received the primate of the Anglican Communion and arch bishops at the presidential villa. He also received former President Olusegun Obasanjo (pictured). He is hale and hearty.  The imagination of whoever says that is on overdrive.”

READ: Anglican Bishops, OBJ meet with Buhari

The report also said Buhari's illness is the reason for the cancellation of some of his official trips recently - such as his planned visit to Lagos State, the flag off of the Ogoni Clean-Up in Rivers State. He was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the two occasions.

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