The Presidency has told the opposition parties and some Nigerians to swallow their words after alleging that that President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10 day trip to London was to treat an undisclosed illness.
This was made known by the Special Assistant to the President on Media, Femi Adesina, on Sunday shortly after the return of the president front London.
Accoridng to him, the president’s timely return not only debunked reports that he went for treatment, it also debunked reports that he was planning on extending the visit to London.
“PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS: CAN THEY NOW SWALLOW THEIR WORDS?
President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday returned to Abuja, after a 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom.
Some reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious groups and individuals had gone on overdrive since the President left the country on April 25, insinuating that he was going for hospitalization, and would not return after 10 days as stated.
In their vain imaginations, they even stated that fictive doctors have advised President Buhari to stay longer for more intensive care.
Now that the President has returned, can these apostles of evil imaginings swallow their words? Can they retract their tendentious stories as well as press statements, and apologize to millions of Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora that they have fed with hogwash?
Few days after the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we daresay that this valuable freedom does not tantamount to liberty to mislead and hoodwink the populace through concocted and jejune publications.
The Buhari administration will always respect and uphold press freedom, but the onus lies on those prone to passing off fiction as facts, to remember that freedom demands concomitant responsibility. Those who further share and disseminate falsehood are also encouraged to embrace responsible conduct.”