Fresh Concerns have been raised over General Muhammodu Buhari’s health when news emerged of his planned trip to the United States of American later this month, January, according to a Vanguard report.
The APC presidential flag bearer reportedly completed an online application for a US Visa to enable him travel to the country on January 26 for medical check up.
The application for the visa, it was learnt, instantly confirmed speculations that Buhari had been weighed down by the strain of the campaigns which he had been undertaking in recent days, thereby requiring urgent medical attention in the US.
His opponents argued that Buhari would not have sought to abandon his campaign midway and travel abroad for medical attention if his health wasn’t being seriously compromised.
They contended that the general’s failing health had become a matter of serious concern to his handlers, who have, however, quietly managed the situation to avoid any damage to his candidature.
Buhari himself has quickly dismissed the claims over his health as mere fabrication by those afraid of his rising popularity among Nigerian voters.
While insisting that he was hale and hearty, Buhari, through his Campaign Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, asked Nigerians not to be distracted by the antics of desperate and unpopular candidates who were afraid of losing in a free and fair contest. The media campaign director dismissed as a figment of the imagination of “wicked and evil persons,” the rumour that Buhari may be travelling to the United States towards the end of this month for medical check up.
He dismissing the report as a fabrications and said that “as a prominent leader of the opposition, many interests across the globe want him (GMB) over for political and diplomatic consultations,” adding that the “invitation to the US may not be unconnected to this.”