Senate president Bukola Saraki has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is quite fine and doing well in the United Kingdom where is currently on vacation.
Saraki says he spoke with President Buhari on phone on Wednesday, February 8 night.
Saraki said he spoke with President Buhari on phone on Wednesday, February 8 night and the president sounded quite like his old self.
The senate president made the confirmation in a tweet late on Wednesday, shortly after speaking with Nigeria’s number one citizen.
Saraki’s confirmation comes just hours after the federal government reiterated through the minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed on Wednesday afternoon that the president was doing quite well and was not in hospital as was being insinuated.
Meanwhile, Saraki has his own battles to fight as the federal government increased charges against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is facing charges on false declaration of assets during his tenure as governor of Kwara state, which is punishable under Nigerian law.
If found guilty of the charges, Saraki could lose his seat as senate president and could also be jailed because his office does not carry any immunity.