It’s no longer news, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari tested positive to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and has effectively exposed many in Nigeria’s seat of power to the virus and that includes the president.
The event has given credence to many online media platform to assume the president is infected.
One of such reports is the audio making the rounds of the president’s secret medical trip to an undisclosed destination alongside his ailing Chief of staff.
Listen to the audio below:
The president’s office via its official Twitter handle debunked the claims, made little of the audio and even posted proof the president is indeed in good health, and working from his office.
The concocted audio message about President @MBuhari’s whereabouts should be totally disregarded. It is Fake News in its entirety. The President tonight at the State House, at work. pic.twitter.com/LTCup8Llz2
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 26, 2020
Nigerians in their unique ways, made known their opinion and you should expect the good to the worst, from the tone of their response, it’s obvious Nigerians are tired of the president’s action amid the coronavirus fears.
From the objective to the outright comical, below are top response.
Why bother to send us a photo? Does this prove anything? You’ve already decided that the President doesn’t need to speak to us directly; now you think it’s a still image that will convince us he’s working for us. Really! (“How stupid do you think we are?” – That’s a quote!) @cnni
— Remi Sonaiya (@oluremisonaiya) March 27, 2020
Mr @NGRPresident @MBuhari , you are disrespecting citizens of this country with your opaque leadership at this time of national crisis.
Your conduct earns you a permanent 👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾.
You may be in office but definitely not in power, Mr President.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) March 26, 2020
Never believe a rumor until Government denies it. ~Raymond Reddinton
— Naija Gunner (@YoungSucre1) March 26, 2020
I have said it before, I will say it again.
Tell him to put a spoon on his head and take the picture again.
— Your Daddy (@ToyosiGodwin) March 26, 2020
Because today is Thursday doesn’t mean you should be posting throwback Pictures na— DRIVING SCHOOL DROPOUT™🌍 (@eniturn) March 26, 2020
At this point,am apologizing to Nigerian for my part in bringing this incompitent individual to power. Am so so so sorry,pls forgive me.
— FHARSH. (@LijokaO) March 26, 2020
— Life of the party 💛 (@Billandy_) March 26, 2020