The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Afenifere and other major stakeholders, yesterday, reacted to the presidency’s release of an audio tape to debunk insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari had lost his ability to speak properly.
While stakeholders from across the country generally welcomed the audio, there was, however, criticism of the president for speaking in Hausa, a development critics said undermined the country’s multi-lingual setting. In dismissing the insinuations that President Buhari’s speech was impaired, the presidency released the President’s voice message to Nigerians to debunk reports that he was suffering from speech impairment. There had been reports in the social media, claiming that the President was suffering from speech and memory loss. However, in a recording aired, yesterday by some radio stations, including British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, released by the Presidency, the President was heard felicitating with Nigerians on the occasion of Eid-el Fitr wherein he thanked them for their consistent prayers for his well-being.