Homesick Buhari Will Be Home Soon – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari/PHOTO: AFP Leon Neal

By Ogbolu George

President Muhammadu Buhari would return to the country from London soon, that is according to his media aide, Garba Shehu.

The Nigerian leader had on 19 January left Abuja for United Kingdom for a 10-day leave, which was expected to end on 5 February, 2017.

But he extended his stay in London ”in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors,” his media aide, Femi Adesina had said.

However, the president did not state when he would return to the country in the letter he was said to have written the National Assembly, thereby bringing his health status into public scrutiny.

But his Senior Special Assistant on media, Garba Shehu, told Channels TV on Tuesday that President Buhari is no longer ”enjoying his stay” outside the country.

”As a matter of fact, we should be getting ready to see the president flesh and blood and that will be as soon as possible.

”The President (himself) is looking to being home to be with his people.

”I don’t think he is enjoying any longer with an extended vacation outside the country.” He said.

Also speaking on the Presidents tests results, Shehu said he had no information on whether Buhari has received the result.

He said if the president had received them, he would have been on the plane back home.

Following the request in some quarters for the release of the audio containing the conversation between President Buhari and Donald Trump, the Presidential spokesman said it is not permitted in international diplomacy for phone calls to be recorded by both parties.

He stated, that both leaders did not have enough time to speak extensively on many issues, but Donald Trump commended Buhari on his fight against terrorism and the rescue of 24 Chibok girls.

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