Buhari and Nigerians


(Last Updated On: February 17, 2017)

By Gbenga Gbelee & Michael Ataansuyi

President Muhammadu Buhari in a late night post on his twitter handle yesterday, expressed

gratitude to every Nigerian irrespective of religious or political leanings, who has been praying and

wishing him fast recovery.

Information contained in the message on the President’s twitter handle @mbuhari showed that he

played host to three principal officers of the National assembly in London; “Pleased to receive

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakuba Dogara and Senate leader; Ahmed Lawan tonight, I

thank them for visiting. I am grateful to Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike, for their prayers and

kind wishes for my health.”

In a visit to London made by the senate president Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of

Representatives; Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the senate president who led the team said “there is no

cause for alarm”. Dr Saraki said the president he saw during his visit was healthy, witty and very

much himself,” we all wish him a safe trip back home and a fast recovery”.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari left the shores of Nigeria on the 19 th January

on a medical vacation to the UK and was expected back in the country on the 6 th of February 2017,

few days into the President’s vacation, the rumour mills got busy with stories alleging the president’s


A letter transmitted to the National Assembly requesting an extension of the President’s holiday by

unspecified number of days coupled with the denial of a purported and widely reported visit by

National leader of the All Progressives Congress APC and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola

Tinubu alongside Former National Chairman of APC, Chief Adebisi Akande to the president in London

also gave credence to what speculations surrounding the President’s health.

The recent return of the Wife of the President; Mrs. Aisha Buhari from London helped to calm frail

nerves and gave assurances that the President would arrive the country soon.