- Buhari extends stay in London
From all indications, President Buhari who was billed to come back to the country yesterday will stay additional three days in United Kingdom where he went for treatment.
Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo who disclosed this yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country on Sunday and not yesterday as was formerly announced.
The Presidency however reassured that there is nothing wrong with the extension of stay.
President Buhari left the country on June 6 for treatment of ear infection which was planned into a 10-day vacation scheduled in London during which he was expected to see his doctors as well. The 10 days expired yesterday when he was expected back to the country however, Osinbajo said he communicated with Buhari on Wednesday evening and the president has extended his stay by three days to rest before coming back.
“The president will be back on Sunday. I spoke with him yesterday evening and I think it is just the best that he takes the weekend off. He will certainly be back on Sunday.
“I think the most straightforward thing is when he will be back. He will be back on Sunday. There is no point rushing back on Friday or something like that.
“He will just take the weekend off and be back on Sunday.
“He is in perfect health and ready to resume work on Monday morning.
“Mr. President is in good condition, he is fine, he is very well. He should take a day or two off in London and rest a bit and come back hale and hearty on Sunday and be ready for work on Monday. So we expect him back on Sunday.”
However, Buhari had written the senate of his trip for 10 days and mandated his Vice, Osinbajo to act on his behalf as dictated by the Constitution. It is not however known whether the Constitution covers Osinbajo in an acting capacity within the extra three days that were not captured in the letter to the Senate.