Emerging reports suggest that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health has improved significantly. A source at the Nigeria High Commission in London, United Kingdom, reveals that the president is very stable.
The source however notes that only the president’s physicians can determine when he will return to Nigeria and to work. “He is doing very good; he is ok but his doctors will determine (when he will return),” said the source.
According to Premium Times, the official, who sees Buhari regularly, asked not to be named because he had no permission to discuss the president’s condition with journalists. The source also expressed sadness that some Nigerians could wish the president dead, saying “(it is) sad that any human being will wish another dead.” He continued: “It’s sad but God is all seeing and will always suffice and to Him we submit all our affairs. They have failed and will continue to fail.”
On the calls for Buhari’s resignation on the ground of poor health , the source said, “Well that’s their problem because it is God that gives power and takes it when He so wishes and not anybody else.” NAIJ.com learnt that when asked if the president’s health was now better than he left home, the source said the president is largely stable.
Adding that Buhari is able to regularly and promptly observe his five-time daily prayers. Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has decided to make good its promise of holding a second national convention.
The ruling party had on Wednesday, January 18, said it will hold its 2nd National Convention in April, however, the convention did not hold. In a bid to ensure that the convention holds as promised, governors on the platform of the APC met with the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
The meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday, May 24. According to Daily Post, the delegates agreed to proceed with preparations for the convention. They agreed to proceed even with President Muhammadu Buhari still away on vacation.
The governors and NWC also resolved to send a delegation to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to present him with suggested dates for him to pick from. Stalwarts of the party noted the though Buhari its national leader is absent, still the convention must hold for the good of the party and to the betterment of Nigeria.
Buhari left the country for London on May 7 to continue with his medical treatment. He had returned to Nigeria on March 10 after spending 51 days in the British capital during attending to his health.
Upon his return, the president said he “couldn’t recall being so sick since he was a young man, including in the military with its ups and downs.” He also said he could not recall ever having blood transfusion before.
The president also hinted that he would return to the UK for further treatment. “I’m feeling much better now. There may, however, be need for further follow up within some weeks,” Buhari had said while addressing the country. Below is a video in which Nigerian’s react to fake news over President Buhari’s health and the speculations of an imminent military takeover.
First published on: Naij, 26.05.17