Past governor of Edo State, Comrade
Adams Oshiomhole, has described the rumoured
death of President Muhammadu Buhari as
mischievous, saying the rumour is an indication
of a longer life for the President.
Oshiomhole, who spoke during the bye-election
conducted in Etsako Federal constituency,
yesterday, said he had been holidaying in his
village at Iyamho, which, according to him, will
afford him the opportunity to contribute his quota
to the upliftment of his community.
The former governor cautioned those spreading
the rumour about the alleged death of Buhari to
remember what happened to those who initiated
the rumour about the death of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe,
a former ceremonial president of Nigeria.
He recalled that all those in the burial committee
for Azikiwe later died while the former politician
“If Nigeria medical doctors find cause for you to
go and do routine medical check, why would
anybody make it an issue that any Nigeria
including our President should be denied the right
for a medical check? Why would that be an issue
and we like to speculate the worst? It is an
unnecessary controversy” Oshiomhole said.
“He is entitled to his vacation and we have seen
US President going to Camp David to have a rest.
We saw Cameron photograph wearing bikini with
his wife in Spain on vacation. If you journalists
don’t go on vacation, it is because you have not
fought for your right to take out time from your
On how he has been spending his time outside
office, Oshiomhole said he has been enjoying
good rest just as he said his life in office will be
detailed in his memoir.