Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has insisted that nothing unpleasant has happened to his principal – Buhari is not dead.
Shehu stated this on Sunday while reacting to speculations on social media that Buhari had died.
He described the stories as “baseless rumour”, urging Nigerians to disregard them.
“Baseless rumors are trending again that an unpleasant thing has happened to our beloved president, Muhammadu Buhari,” he tweeted.
“If you have received this information on WhatsApp or Facebook, disregard it because it is plain lies spread by vested interests to create panic.
“Nothing unpleasant has happened to the president. No cause for apprehension. Thanks for the many calls.”
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, had earlier tweeted “only God’s counsel shall stand”, regarding the president’s health.
Buhari is in the UK for further medical check-ups.