‘I didn’t faint, Sale Mamman denies collapse after been fired by Buhari
Before his dismissal, the ex-minister claimed he had been ill and had been undergoing treatment since last weekend.
President Muhammadu Buhari fired Sale Mamman, although he denies collapsing.
Sale Mamman, the former Minister of Power, has rejected the idea that he fainted after learning that President Muhammadu Buhari had removed him from his cabinet.
Following his dismissal on Wednesday, claims surfaced that the minister had fainted upon learning of his departure.
Mamman, on the other hand, claims he did not pass out or go to the hospital as reported.
He did concede, however, that he had been sick and had been seeking therapy since the weekend before he was fired.
President Buhari had notified the ex-minister of his impending dismissal since Monday, according to the ex-minister.
“Even before the sack was announced, I have been seriously ill. I had not even gone to the office since earlier in the week,” Mamman said in an interview with BBC Hausa.
“So, yesterday (Wednesday) and today (Thursday) I also went back to the hospital for another round of check-up; and the doctor instructed that I needed some ‘rest’ so I remained at one place to rest.
“I found a serene and quiet environment to rest and take medication as recommended by the doctor. I didn’t stay at home because sympathisers are trooping to console me; this would prevent me from resting and convalescing on time.
“But I was also not hospitalised, and I didn’t faint as reported.”
‘Buhari told me of my sack over the phone.”