PHOTOS: Finally! Buhari Arrives Nigeria From London
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), is back in Nigeria, after being away for over a week.
He arrived in Abuja from London this morning, at about 5.45am, on British Airways Flight #083.
Despite the fact that his flight landed very early in the morning, Buhari, who looked hale and hearty, was received by a large crowd at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport.
He spoke very briefly to journalists before heading for a waiting car that took him away.
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Buhari told reporters he was physically and mentally fit.
Asked whether he went abroad to seek medical attention, Buhari said he took some time off the campaigns to get some rest.
“I just went off for a couple of weeks to rest. That’s all I did”, he said.
On whether he had visited any hospitals while holidaying in the UK, he said: “What is wrong for me to go the hospital? Am I not here now? Aren’t you seeing me? Are you seeing a sick man?"
Reacting to an observation that his absence had cost his party a lot in the campaign, Buhari said: “I don’t think so. One man does not make a party.”
A Twitter user @Ayourb shared some pictures of Buhari's arrival. See them below:
Buhari left Abuja for London on February 19, 2015. His absence quickly sparked controversies in the country as some claimed he had travelled for health reasons. One of those who claimed he had travelled for medical treatment was the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
Despite all the attempts by his party leaders to prove that the only reason for his trip was to deliver a speech at Chatham House, some were still in doubt.
However, Buhari spoke at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in London, the United Kingdom, on February 26, where he addressed the major problems and challenges plaguing Nigeria.