The Presidency Wednesday debunked the death of President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s son Yusuf .
“ The evil news making the rounds regarding Yusuf Buhari , son of President Buhari and Aisha Buhari , is fake ,” President Buhari ’s assistant on social media Lauretta Onochie said .
“ He is very much alive to their shame .”
Yusuf Buhari was involved in an accident on December 26 in Abuja when he , along with a friend , was racing in the Nigerian capital and he veered off the road in the process.
According to the Presidency , Yusuf broke a limb and had an injury to the head . He later underwent surgery at Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja .
While there were rumours that he was flown abroad for further treatment , sources at the Presidency insisted the surgery done in Nigeria was enough .
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Doctors at the Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja have discharged the son of the President , Yusuf Buhari , from the hospital after undergoing successful emergency operations .
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , yesterday, said Yusuf was discharged following what the Chief Medical Director ( CMD ), Dr. Felix Ogedegbe , described as his “ extremely speedy response to treatment . ”
Apparently excited by the development, President Muhammadu Buhari , his wife , Aisha , and the entire family , yesterday expressed gratitude to “ all men and women of goodwill , both within and outside the country, for their prayers and best wishes, ” which, they said , have now seen Yusuf being discharged from hospital .
The statement quoted the first family as also expressing appreciation for the overwhelming show of love and solidarity that had come their way since Yusuf was involved in a motorcycle crash on December 26 , last year .
“ We thank Nigerians from all walks of life, both within and outside the country , leaders of many foreign countries , groups, organisations, individuals and many others, who prayed, visited , sent messages and generally stood by us at the trying time ,” the family said, praying that Almighty Allah would reward them all .
But an online news organisation yesterday said contrary to the statement, it gathered that Yusuf was ferried out of Nigeria through the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport early the morning .
This version could not be confirmed at press time , but it is not the first time stories of his been transferred abroad to continue treatment would be reported.