Senate President confirms speaking with President Buhari

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki

President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Thursday informed Nigerians through his twitter handle that he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night and can rightly inform the public that the “President is hale and hearty.”

According to him, the conversation he had with the President  confirmed that he was in good spirit as he cracked a joke with him about his attitude of working very late into the night, saying “I am happy to have communicated with the president.”

The tweet said: “Happy to have spoken with @NGRPresident @MBuhari tonight. He was in good spirit and joked about my working late into the night, as usual.” – @Bukolasaraki on twitter Wednesday 8th of February 2017, 11:35pm.

Senator Saraki’s tweet only corroborated the comment of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday that the president was hale and hearty. Prof. Osinbajo had while answering questions from newsmen on the health status of the President in Abuja, said he spoke with him and he was hale and hearty.

Concern has continued to mount about the president’s health status since January 19, 2017, when he left the country to proceed on a 10-day vacation on January 23.

However, fears about his health status heightened the more, following the announcement of the extension of his vacation on Sunday by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, who disclosed that a letter extending his vacation had been sent to the National Assembly.

Since then, tension about the health status of the president had been on the rise despite several moves to assuage the minds of the general public of negative thoughts by his aides about his health, prompting the Senator Saraki’s conversation with him on Wednesday night.