Why I postponed my return – Buhari

President Buhari receiveing Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Senate Leader Senator Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday in London

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday gave an insight on why he has prolonged his current vacation in London.

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari said the results of the test conducted on him indicated that he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating his staying longer than originally planned.

“During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned,” Femi Adesina said.

In a letter he sent to the National Assembly, Buhari said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would act as president pending his return.

“In the circumstances, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo would continue to act on my behalf. Please accept distinguished Senate President the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter read.

Buhari left Nigeria in January for London to “undergo routine medical check-ups” during a short holiday and was expected to resume work on February 6 before he his resumption was shifted indefinitely.

His current visit to London would make it the second time in less than a year he has gone there for medical treatment.

He visited London in June 2016 for treatment to what the presidency described as a persistent inner ear infection, which caused him to pull out of several scheduled engagements. But his latest visit, however, has been dogged by the rumours of his death.

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  • Ify Onabu

    Ol’ boy, alarm don blow. For how long shall we continue to put up with a government of subterfuge and deception? The Mullah in Aso Rock knew a long time ago he was not fit to be President, yet he selfishly insisted on contesting the election. Shame of a nation!

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  • Osanebi Osakuni

    Big shame! A hale and hearty man indeed. The blood of innocent Nigerians killed by Fulani armed urchins under his watch will pummel this man slowly to death.

  • bobo

    And you can’t rest in Naija because of the noise from you generator, right? Is this like copying the Algerian president who has been resting in hospital abroad for a very long time? Hmm! Na wah oo. I wonder who’s paying the bills. Could it be the same broke Naija?

  • bobo

    OBJ don manipulate the northerners again!