Nigerians keep vigil for Buhari’s return

Posted on February 05 2017 , at 10:40 pm
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  • Buhari departed Nigeria on Thursday, January 19 for a two-week vacation in UK where he would undergo medical check-ups.

Buhari met with the country’s Security Chiefs before his departure for UK on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Credit: Various

Backed by the thousands of searches online, president Buhari’s health and status has remained one of the most discussed topics among Nigerians.

You can go from schools to beer parlors, clubs, homes, business places and more to confirm the scoops.

It all began when Buhari departed Nigeria on Thursday, January 19 for a two-week vacation in UK where he would also undergo medical check-ups.

As a result, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo became Acting President until Buhari returned to office on February 6.

Then last week, the presidency assured Nigerians that our leader – amidst several reports – is still ALIVE, reaffirming that he’s expected to arrive the country on Sunday, February 5, less than 24 hours before he officially resumes office on Monday.

Now however, his spokesperson, Femi Adesina said the president has called for an extension of his vacation in the UK to get results of his medical tests.

READ: ‘Is Buhari dead’ becomes most searched phrase in Nigerian internet space

The statement reads: ‘President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the national assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

‘The president had planned to return to Abuja this evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the senate president, and speaker, house of representatives.

‘Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.’

Nigerians now have no choice than to keep vigil for Buhari’s return.

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