The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation says the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) has discredited a report that the hospital had diagnosed Muhammadu Buhari, its presidential candidate, with cancer.

The directorate of media and publicity of the campaign said on Saturday that the alleged report was “disdainful, distractive, mischievous, fake and fallacious”.

“It is untrue and condescending of its exponents. I have it on good authority that GMB has not visited the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in the last five years. So, how can anyone say that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last October, barely three months ago?” Garba Shehu, director, media and publicity of the campaign said.

“This is the highest point of political distraction, malice and mischief. The report was not only fake but unfounded. I have spoken to impeccable sources at ABUTH all of whom deny the report and also claimed that the letterhead used was not their regular one, and that Dr. Bala Mohammed that purportedly approved the false medical report is not on the personnel list of that department.”

Shehu quoted sources at ABUTH as saying medical report analysis only comes from laboratory technologists and not medical doctors “as handwritten in this particular case”.

Shehu also dismissed as figment of the imagination of “wicked and evil persons” rumours that Buhari may be travelling to the US towards the end of this month for medical check up.

He restated its earlier statement on Friday that Buhari is as fit as a fiddle.

Shehu while dismissing the report as fabrications, however, said that “as a prominent leader of the opposition, many interests across the globe want him (GMB) over for political and diplomatic consultations,” adding that the “invitation to the US may not be unconnected to this.”

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