Nigerien President's Visit To Buhari Rescheduled

Members of the cabal controlling events around the President include the Director General of the Directorate of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura, Mr. Buhari's powerful nephew, Mamman Daura, his Personal Secretary, Tunde "Idiagbon" Sabiu, a businessman, Isa Funtua, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and Babagana Kingibe, a former Secretary to the Government who was the running mate to Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, the presumed victor of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

It also dismissed reports suggesting that the president was incapacitated and was being fed intravenously, describing them as absolute bunkers.

Mr Buhari's personal assistant Bashir Ahmed said the president had met Justice Minister Abubakar Malami and other officials at the presidential villa on Tuesday as part of his official duties.

The answer to your first question is absolute bunkum. He said that there was "suspicion, but we have no proof of this, they might be making money behind his back". It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed.

She said Buhari would embark on the medical vacation only on his doctor's appointment.

"All he is doing is that he is following the doctors' advice". And if the doctor says "oh, you take a rest", I think you recover faster when you rest and when you ought to rest rather that forcing yourself to work when you are not fit to work.

According to him, whatever is happening today is not any odd development, but exactly what the president had said.

He said Buhari deserved commendation for being transparent in the matter concerning his health.

Thirteen influential civil society figures, said in a statement on Monday that the president's absence from the cabinet meetings, as well as the weekly Friday Muslim prayers, "has fuelled further speculation and rumours" about his medical condition.

  • Joey Payne