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Buhari is on life support – Nigerian governor

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Nigeria’s ailing President Mohammadu Buhari is currently on life support, according to a report by the Daily Nation quoting the Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose.In a report on Thursday the newspaper quoted Governor Fayose as saying President Buhari has been admitted at the West-End London hospital where he has been on life support since June 6.

He claimed the Nigerian government’s bid to allay the fears of citizens about the state of health of Mr Buhari was misleading.  

The government currently led by caretaker President Yemi Osinbajo has not reacted to Fayode’s sensational claims.

Buhari has been receiving medical treatment at a UK hospital since he flew out of Nigeria on May 9.

Fayose, a staunch critic of Mr Buhari made it clear that although he wished the Nigerian leader would recover from his ailment, it would be a miracle if he survived.

“Verifiable facts from London and within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) confirmed that the president’s health status has worsened and could only be revived through a miracle from God” Fayose was quoted saying on Wednesday.

The governor of Ekiti State in the south-west of Nigeria claimed Mr. Buhari’s wife Aisha was recently denied access to her husband whe she had travelled to London to see him.

“Only three Nigerians who are part of the president’s cabal are allowed access to Buhari. I will keep their identities for now” Fayose claimed.

The 75-year-old Buhari released a recorded message in his native Hausa language last Sunday wishing his compatriots well during festivities marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

It was in response to claims on social media that Mr. Buhari was suffering from speech impairment and brain damage.

Published on 28.04.2020

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