The President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has said that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned to his office in the Aso Rock Villa for the first time since he returned to the country.
This is coming on the back of a publication by Premium Times on Thursday, November 9, titled: “81 days after, Buhari still avoiding Aso Rock office.”
In the publication, the news outfit also quoted sources in the presidency as blaming the development on spiritual reasons, adding that Buhari’s absence from his office can not be unconnected to his tortuous health challenges.
The insiders revealed that the spiritualists – who worked on the president’s condition – advised against his use of the office.
“You know the man was actually bewitched. All these rumours about this or that illness are just guess works. No one was sure, not even the doctors,” said a close aide of Mr. Buhari who preferred anonymity.
“The trip to London in May was unscheduled and all the checks done, including in Germany, revealed nothing. We had to resort to prayers,” he said.
The source further added that Mr. Buhari’s office and other parts of the villa are “undergoing spiritual cleansing to avert any recurrence in the future”.
However, in a swift reaction to the media report indicating that the President had yet to resume at his office, Ahmad, via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmad, wrote:
“And, President @MBuhari is currently presiding over an Armed Forces Council meeting in this particular office you’re talking about.”