“President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London tonight for a follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.” This was the statement made by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on the 7th of May 2017. That was 42 days ago. And since then there have been no pictures, no phone calls, no visits or even released statements by public officials.
Is the federal government suddenly out of political theatrics or is something seriously wrong? This is the question on the minds of Nigerians as they take to social media to express their frustration on the president’s whereabouts, his health and the deafening silence of the presidency about it all.
No pictures, no video, no phone calls from our President and the elders of the land are keeping quiet as if all is well. #IsBuhariDead?
— Nnaemeka Nnaya Nwodo (@NnayaNwodo) June 19, 2017
Where is the man you gave 15million votes?#isbuharidead?
— Ekewa ἀγγέλου (@ekewa1) June 19, 2017
Asking #IsBuhariDead does not mean we wish him death. It means we wish to know the TRUTH.
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) June 19, 2017
— Dominic okeke (@minospeed007) June 19, 2017
— Samuel Samuel (@SammyPrimus) June 19, 2017
Buhari ur health is important to us, if the pressure of the job is too much pls resign already #IsBuhariDead
— adumike emmanuel (@emmanuel9396) June 19, 2017
Is it the fear of the DSS or what? Why would a nation keep quiet while it's President can't be seen or heard from?#IsBuhariDead?
— Oke Umurhohwo (@stalyf) June 19, 2017
It is certainly not odd for Nigerians to be concerned, to ask questions and demand answers; if anything, the president’s health is costing the country a huge chunk of taxpayers money.
A simple answer is needed from the Presidency.
And proof offered that the President is alive.#isbuharidead?
— Arabtinz (@arabtinz) June 19, 2017