Buhari’s return still shrouded in secrecy
There is no indication that President Muhammadu Buhari will return this week, even as speculation was rife last night that he had quietly returned. Presidential aides are however, on standby to receive the president, anytime he arrives from London.
Reports had indicated that only a last minute change of plans could stop President Buhari’s planned return, yesterday.Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, could not be reached for reaction last night. Adeshina did not pick calls put through to his two official lines.
In the same vein, Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, last night told The Guardian he had no information regarding the president’s return.
It would be recalled that President Buhari was expected to resume last Monday from his vacation. However, the President wrote to the National Assembly informing the parliament of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.
The development has continued to fuel speculations among Nigerians over his health status, with the Presidency failing to come up with a categorical statement on when he would return to the country.