Buhari Departs For London On 20-Day Medical Treatment? President's Aide Finally Reveals The Truth

Buhari Departs For London On 20-Day Medical Treatment? President's Aide Finally Reveals The Truth

  • The presidency has finally reacted to the reports making rounds on social media that President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on another trip for three weeks in London
  • The president's aide on digital and new media described the report as untrue and baseless while noting that Buhari is still in Abuja
  • Meanwhile, this new development has gathered reactions from Nigerians on social media, for some, such a report is the work of his enemies trying to destroy his efforts in the polity, for others, he has the permission to travel

The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on digital and new media, Bashir Ahmad has disclosed that the president was not on a medical trip to London.

He made this statement via a tweet on his verified Twitter page, following a news report in the media by some news outlet, claiming that Buhari had embarked on a 20-day medical trip to London.

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Ahmad stated that the news was fake and that the President was not planning any medical trip to the United Kingdom.

personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on digital and new media, Bashir Ahmad, medical trip, London, Twitter
President Buhari's aide finally reveals the truth about his alleged trip to London. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
Source: Facebook

Ahmad wrote:

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“The news going round that President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on a 20-day vacation trip to London is FAKE. The President is in Abuja and he is not planning to embark on any trip to London.”

The news outlet had reported that Buhari returned from his most recent medical trip to London on Friday, March 18, after he travelled on March 6.

Nigerians react

@1_gflame tweeted

"Wailers are neva happy with d immense Achievements of Baba, We don't unlook His Good Works, even though d enemies are trying to water down His efforts."

@charlyge2 tweeted

"At this point he can travel to anywhere. Do we even have a president?"

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@KEYNEZ12 tweeted

"Before he became Nigerian president, among his promises was to revamp our health sector to stop medical trips to abroad, and yet he became the first to go out for medical treatment in London after ascending power. Nigerians need to be very careful on who they vote come 2023."

@onemindmickey tweeted

"We are here waiting. Let's see what happens in one week."

@Basil_uka tweeted

"Once you guys denial it just know it's true, at most he will postpone it a few days or weeks."

@GbengaOyenekan tweeted

"Do live video to proof to us Buhari is in Abuja ... I no believe you."

President Buhari to depart Nigeria again as presidency reveals destination

Earlier, Buhari was to depart Abuja on Thursday, February 3, for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Legit.ng reported that the president would participate in the 35th Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government.

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The theme for this year’s summit is Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development.

Femi Adesina, a special adviser to the president on media and publicity, in a statement on Wednesday, February 2, said the president would join other African leaders in finding solutions to political, economic and social challenges facing the continent.

Shakeup in Aso Villa as President Buhari sacks Aisha's aides

Meanwhile, President Buhari in what might be termed a serious shakeup on Saturday, February 12, redeployed some of the aides of First Lady Aisha Buhari and disengaged others.

The president also appointed a former lawmaker, Muhammad Zorro, as the senior special assistant on public affairs and strategy to the office of the First Lady.

Moreover, three aides of the first lady have also been redeployed to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha.

Source: Legit.ng

Authors:
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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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