Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his fitness to continue in office by embarking on a trek of 800 metres.
Shehu said this in response to negative comments about Buhari’s health and fitness by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
Tambuwal had said Buhari was too unhealthy to continue in office.
Shehu advised opponents to Buhari’s second term to focus on issues that are of “significance to Nigerians”.
“I think there are two things here; one is to say that the president is responsive to the enormous support and commitment of his own people that had come out in their numbers to see him and he just decided that he couldn’t go on riding in a blacken vehicle and he came out and walked to the distance,” he said.
“The second thing, he is curious that these days, one or two people who are aspiring to be president are campaigning on their youthfulness and good health.
“I think the president has done one thing today – that the issue is not how old one is but how fit is he; how healthy is he. Now that the president has proven his fitness and well-being to continue in office is a settled matter.
“I think that if people want to campaign against him they should do so on issue that are of significance to Nigerians. The President is fit, he is healthy; he is good to go.”