Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears

Jerome Frank
May 10, 2017

Adesina also disclosed that the president was supposed to travel on Sunday, May 7 afternoon but could not because of the release of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja.

Commenting on his health issues the resident assured the people and said: "there is no cause for worry".

"These calls are equivalent of civilian coup attempts since they are aimed at forcing President Buhari out of office over ill health that can befall anyone".

"Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership" of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in an emailed statement.

The President's return to London will be his fourth medical vacation to the United Kingdom since his inauguration on May 29, 2015.

That is why people of Nigeria are anxious about Buhari's health.

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Buhari's previous trip to London in January was billed by his office as a 10-day holiday combining "routine medical check-ups", but it was extended from early February and he did not return until early March.

A Nigerian man in Lagos reads a newspaper addressing President Mohammadu Buhari's "follow-up medical consultation" in London.

Lawan said: "Mr. President, let me say that the Point of Order raised by my colleague and the explanation that subsequently follows shouldn't have been and my reasons are simple". The visit comes as concerns simmer over the president's health, which has attracted speculation as he misses cabinet meetings and makes infrequent public appearances.

In the letter he sent to the senate and read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, Buhari said the vice president would "coordinate the activities of government" in his absence.

He said the partners "recognize his genuineness, forthrightness and felt the need to help, " adding that they did not have to wonder if there was any other thing else going on.

The announcement came shortly after 74-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari met at his official residence with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this weekend from three years of captivity by Boko Haram extremists.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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