Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said he met President Mohammadu Buhari in
London on tuesday, assuring that the sick leader is recuperating fast and
would be returning soon.
“Of course I’ve been speaking to him on the phone and I thought it would
be a good thing to go and see him and generally check up on how he was
doing and also to brief him on developments,” he said on Wednesaday during
the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja.
“We had a very good conversation on wide-ranging issues and he’s in very
good spirits. He’s recuperating very quickly and he’s doing very well.”
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo told reporters before the FEC weekly cabinet
meeting in Abuja that he had been in London on Tuesday to “check up on”
the 74-year-old Buhari, who left for medical treatment in the British
capital on May 7.
The meeting lasted for “well over an hour”, he said, adding: “We are
expecting him (back in Nigeria) very shortly.”
Osinbajo, who has been acting president since Buhari’s departure, made no
mention of the president’s medical condition, which has led to growing
calls for clarity about his fitness to govern.
However, Buhari’s long absences have left Nigerian politics beset with