Disregard Buhari’s death rumour–Presidency
Presidency has urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour making the rounds that something unpleasant has happened to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets, said the rumour “is plain lies spread by vested interests to create panic.”
One of the rumours making the rounds claim that President Muhammadu Buhari has been put to life support where he has gone to receive medical treatment abroad.
And, even more disturbing is another one that claims the president may even have died. However, Mr. Shehu debunked the rumours, maintaining that nothing unpleasant has happened to the president.
“Baseless rumors are trending again that an unpleasant thing has happened to our beloved President, Muhammadu Buhari.”
“If you have received this information on WhatsApp or Facebook, disregard it bcos 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.” Below, therefore, are full text of some of the rumours making the rounds: “Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Finally goes Home; Body to be Flown back to Abuja Tomorrow “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been confirmed dead in London where he was receiving medical treatment.
“President Buhari flew to London from Abuja last Sunday for follow-up medical consultations with his doctors where he unfortunately died. He had been to London twice since last year for the same medical reason. “Speculation has been rife that his health had deteriorated.