The Presidency on Sunday said there was no truth in media reports that President Goodluck Jonathan was flown to Germany on Friday for medical attention. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said this in a telephone from Germany, where the President had been since Friday on a “private visit” and should be expected back this week.
Media reports however had it that the President had been taken to a German hospital after he suddenly fallen ill. According to the reports, an earlier planned dinner for members of the just-concluded 2014 National Conference on Thursday had to be cancelled because of the sudden illness of the President.
But Abati said the reports were “the figments of the writers’ imagination.” He said the President had the right to embark on private visits and that he was not only hale and hearty but also treating files in his hotel room.