The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity,Femi Adesina has said that the sickness of president Buhari in 2017, which lasted for over eight months was a very big setbacks to Buhari’s administration.
Femi Adesina stated this on Monday during Channels Television’s Politics Today where he highlighted the accomplishments and legacy of the Buhari’s ending two terms government.
Recall that in 2017, the President was flown to the United Kingdom for treatment where he was for a cumulative period of eight months.
During the period,it was also rumoured that the president was dead in the UK which caused panic in the country.
When if the Buhari’s sickness was really a setback, Adesina said, “It should be because when he fell sick in January 2017, he came back in March (and) went again in April and didn’t come back till August 19.”
“About all, eight months. That sickness took eight months of his time in the office. Of course, nobody would like that. But what we are glad about is that he came whole, sound and better than he went.”
Adesina also during the interview,t also faulted the criticism of president Muhammadu Buhari by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah.
According to him, he said that Father Kukah is an intellectual posture, but sometimes his opinions have been missed with politics and it doesn’t do credit to him.
“Those things don’t do credit to Father Kukah’s intellectual posture. He is somebody that we had always admired for his intellectual bent but his opinions have been coloured by politics.
“He talked about selling the presidential fleet. Was that ever promised? In 2015, there were promises made that even the candidate did not know about.”