By Juliana Uzoka
There is a clear indication that President Muhammadu Buhari is fast recuperating, as he is said to be in high spirits when he received chieftains of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abuja House, in London.
The delegation led by the Party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, had lunch with the President, on Sunday in London, a development that has further subdued rumours of his grave ill-health; the President did not betray this notion as he exhibited high knowledge of the goings on in the country, during the lunch which lasted about an hour.
The presidency revealed in a twitter message that the President will only be back to the country when his doctors give him a clean bill of health.
President Buhari has been away for over two months; he travelled on May 7, for a follow-up checkup, after the January 19 prolonged medical treatment in London, for an undisclosed ailment.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, said the Imo State Governor, whom he had a telephone conversation with, told him that the president “was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour,” News Agency of Nigeria reports.
“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 [a] better use for their time,” Adesina quoted Governor Okorocha.
President Buhari was reported to show indifference to the myriad of negative stories trailing his prolonged illness and absence from office.
Although no agenda was disclosed, he further said the President enquired from the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi about the state of the Railways.
Other governors among the delegation were: Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna; Yahaya Bello, Kogi; and Tanko Almakura, Nassarawa State.