The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described President Buhari as being a victim of his own transparency following the ongoing controversy over the president’s vacation.
Lai Mohammed said this while addressing State House Correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adding that even though the President while embarking on his vacation informed the National Assembly and transmitted power to his Vice President, it was surprising that Buhari was pronounced dead by some people, less than six hours after he had arrived in London.
The minister lamented that even those who watched President Buhari board the aircraft in Abuja and saw him in the plane before takeoff, claimed that he was flown to UK in an air ambulance.
According to the Minister, “Mr. President, like I said elsewhere, is probably a victim of his own transparency. He was going on leave, he did what the constitution said he should do, transmitted it to the National Assembly and Acting President was put in place. And he said `while I am on leave, I am going to conduct some medical tests’ which many, or all of us do without announcing it.’’
President Buhari was expected back in the country on Sunday, following the completion of his vacation, however, he sent a letter to the National Assembly same day extending his vacation in the UK to enable him complete and receive test results from his doctors.