Why President Buhari Doesn’t Appear In Public Lately
More Facts have emerged on why President Muhammadu Buhari has not been appearing in the public in the recent time.
The Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said on Thursday that the president was acting on his doctor’s advice.
He told journalists that Buhari’s doctor advised him to slow down the pace of work as it would affect his health if he refused to take caution.
Mr. Buhari has delegated much of his duties to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and had taken more time to rest in his apartment at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Thrice did the president absent at the Federal Executive Council meeting in which Osinbajo presided over.
On each occasion that Buhari could not come, the presidency and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave different reasons.
According to Mohammed, the president was absent at the FEC meeting because he was attending to some more salient issues.
While the president could not convene the FEC meeting for the second time, the presidency through the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina attributed the situation to Easter Breaks.
Adesina went further to say that FEC meeting was not even in the itinerary of the president and that it was not compulsory to have the meeting in the first place.
However, on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed came out to defend the position of the president, saying that Mr. Buhari would be working from home henceforth due to his health challenge.
However, the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC said after a meeting with the party National Working Committee that they were not bothered by the president’s absence at FEC meeting.
The governors spoke though the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, adding that it is not compulsory that the president should attend the FEC meeting, since the Vice President had the constitutional role to perform in the absence of Mr. Buhari.