A delegation of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors on Sunday night said President Muhammadu Buhari would return to Nigeria only when his United Kingdom (UK) doctors gives him the approval.
The President had, on May 7, traveled to London to resume treatment for an undisclosed medical condition in London at the behest of his doctors in that country.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said in a statement that “the length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. The government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.”
However, in a telephone conversation following the meeting of the APC governors and leaders with President Buhari in London yesterday, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said the President was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.
The governor said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely.
He said the President was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state. He also asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, about the state of the railways.
When asked to react to all the negative things being said about him, the President just laughed, describing such negative reports as lies.
Governor Okorocha said President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies. He, instead, sent his best wishes to Nigerians.According to the governor, in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina last night, Nigerians don’t have to worry at all, adding that President Buhari will be back as soon as the doctors give him the green light.
“By our visit to London today, the merchants of lies have been put out of business and Nigerians will not buy the garbage they have been selling. All those who look up to fake news can find better use for their time,” Governor Okorocha noted.
Governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Yahaya Bello of Kogi; and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, were also in the delegation.