I know there have been stories and speculation on what seemed like the sudden decision of President Buhari to take a 5 day leave.Buhari's No 1 foe,Ayo Fayose went on the attack once again saying the manner in which the President took a leave suddenly was suspicious.But then again this is nothing new coming from Fayose.He has been constantly saying Buhari was a sick man right from day one.
But in this instance ,i can see why Fayose or anyone can be suspicious of the President's
health.Especially when he was meant to be on official duty to Britain and Syria but then decides to take a break.
But in defence of Buhari,he had been working for 8 months straight,for a man in his 70s,this will take its toll.From what i also read about Buhari,he gets to the office as early as 8am and doesn't live till night time.The man works hard.
So if he was supposed to be on an official trip,and he suddenly feels all the work is catching up on him,what does he do? Should he say,damn it,i am going through with my schedule or does he do the sensible thing and take a break? I think we all know what the answer to that should be.See what the presidency has to say below about Buhari's rumoured illness and his decision to take a 5 day leave.
Buhari sick leave.
Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says contrary to opinion held by some people, Buhari’s five day vacation is for him to rest and that he is not sick . Adesina who was a guest on Channels TV yesterday night, said Buhari had worked for eight straight months since he assumed office and needs rest “Any man can fall sick, old or young, but the president is not sick, the president is well. The president has worked for more than eight months non-stop, and he felt it was time to take a respite and he asked for six days leave and he did it the proper way. He communicated it to the national assembly, handed over power to his deputy and nothing is wrong with that.”he said He denied claims that Buhari’s vacation appeared sudden. “Do you go on vacation because you are sick? You need respite from time to time and when you think it is time for respite, you take it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with his state of health. “Nigerians have been lied to for so long that they are now finding it difficult to believe the truth and that is the problem. You have told the truth yet they did not believe it because they have a carry-over of those who have lied to them for many decades but this government will not lie; it will tell the truth.”?he said