Six govs set to visit Buhari in London

Six governors are set to travel to London to visit ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, it was learnt on Tuesday.

This was disclosed by three presidential spokespersons, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu and Laolu Akande, at a media briefing in Abuja.

The governors are to be led by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara. Also on the trip are governors Umahi (Ebonyi), Ganduje (Kano), Ortom (Benue), Udom (Akwa Ibom) and Ajimobi (Oyo State)

The visit comes a few days after some APC leaders and governors visited the president earlier on Sunday.

Buhari had on July 23 met with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors elected on the party’s platform.

A statement by the presidency, which provided a photograph of the event, gave the names of those who met with the president as Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, and the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun.

Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, later quoted Governor Okorocha as describing Buhari as cheerful and humorous during the meeting held at the Nigeria House in London.

Adesina also quoted the Imo governor as saying, “By our visit to London today, the merchants of lies have been put out of business and Nigerians will not buy the garbage they have been selling.

“All those who look up to fake news can find better use for their time.”

Buhari, whose real medical condition is unknown, has been in London for over 70 days for medical treatment.

His vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, recently visited him in London, reporting back to Nigerians that the president was recuperating fast and will return soon.



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