Sequel to the statement made by the former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu that President Buhari is recuperating fast, and will return on Saturday, June 11th.
Aisha, wife of the president who left for London last Tuesday to visit
her ailing husband, returned yesterday without him (the president),
assuring that “he is recuperating fast.”
Unlike Kalu, Aisha didn’t state specifically when President Muhammadu
Buhari would return to Nigeria, but she said her husband will return
soon, despite speculation that he may likely come back on Saturday, June
11 and sign the 2017 budget.
The first lady didn’t release any photograph with her husband during
this visit, unlike the previous ones when her office released
photographs she took with the president.
There was no any photograph of the president from the presidency as
well. No any senior official publicly visited the president like some of
them did during his previous medical vacations.
This is the third time President Buhari is travelling to London to treat
undisclosed ailment. He left Nigeria on May 7, after receiving the 82
abducted Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram insurgents.
Buhari had earlier spent seven weeks in London between January 19 and
March 10, fuelling serious concern about his health status.
He was also in London in June 2016 to treat “mild ear infection,” according to his media handlers.
A director of information in the first lady’s office, Suleiman Haruna,
said in a statement that Mrs Buhari conveyed her husband’s appreciation
to Nigerians over their constant prayers.
She quoted the president as thanking Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty.
The first lady also quoted Buhari as calling on Nigerians to continue to
support the acting president in his efforts towards actualising the
mandate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).