Is the Presidency about to bow to the wishes of many Nigerians to hear from ailing President Muhammadu Buhari? This could come to reality as the Presidency has promised to get President Buhari, who is on indefinite medical vacation in the UK to speak to Nigerians to douse welling controversies and disquiet in the country over his health status and well-being.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in Abuja on the sidelines of an interactive session with Nigerian youths organised by the Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria on Sunday, also dismissed fears of a division in the nation’s seat of power.
He said it was not true that some close appointees of President Buhari had constituted themselves into a cabal with the aim of whittling down the influence of Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
On why the President’s handlers have not deemed it fit to get him to talk directly to Nigerians through Nigeria’s media, Shehu said the suggestion would be forwarded to the president to see if he would agree.
“Okay, if you are making a suggestion, we will put it to him, in case he would agree. We will put it to him,” he said.
On the issue of a cabal in Presidency, Shehu said: “This country has one government. When Nigerians voted, they voted for Buhari/Osinbajo on one ticket. Nobody can divide that ticket, so if Osinbajo achieves a milestone, it is a milestone by the Buhari administration. It is one government, no division in this government.”