President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after his 10-day visit to the United Kingdom.
The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, about 6.25pm.
The Presidency, in announcing his return, seized the opportunity to lampoon some online media outfits and opposition groups it said were “irresponsible” by insinuating that Buhari went for a medical check-up.
It noted that some of the groups even said Buhari had already been hospitalised in London.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, attacked the media outfits and the opposition for allegedly spreading “falsehood.”
Adesina wrote, “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 hospitalisation, 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 imagining swallow their words? Can they retract their tendentious stories as well as press statements, and apologise to millions of Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora that they have fed with hogwash?”