Presidency speaks as Abdusalami is flown abroad for medical treatment

Retired Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar denies link with bandits

Retired Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar

The Presidency has sought to douse the anxiety surrounding the state of health of a former Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar.

The 80-year-old who transmuted power to civilians was flown abroad for treatment, although details of his ailment are unknown.

But the Presidency said all was well.

Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media official, noted in a tweet:

“He was his jovial self, maintaining a keen interest in developments back at home in Nigeria. Please, no cause for alarm.”

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As ‘The Nation’ reports, the former head of state has been out of public glare in recent time.

His 80th birthday on June 13 was low-keyed.

Also last Wednesday, General Abdulsalami could not lead the National Peace Committee (NPC) to Ado-Ekiti for the signing of peace pact by political parties and their candidates in the governorship election.

Gen. Abdulsalami, who is the Chairman of the NPC, was represented by the Catholic Bishop of of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah at the event where candidates signed undertaken to be peaceful before, during and after the election.

The election, which held last Saturday, was won by All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji.

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