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Buhari’s London Trip Is For Medical Treatment, Fayose Alleges


EKITI State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose Friday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) who travelled to the United Kingdom (UK) was being attended to at a London hospital, saying the trip was a vindication of his earlier stand that Buhari was sick and lacked the required capacity to rule Nigeria.

 He said: “As against the claim of the APC that Buhari was on a short working visit to the UK, Buhari is being treated at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London.”

  Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor described the claim by the APC that Buhari will give a talk at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London as “deceit taken too far.”

  He said: “The event listed on Royal Institute of International Affairs website, http:// to hold on February 23 and 24 is “Security and Defence: Rising Powers and the Future of Defence Cooperation” and Buhari’s name is not listed among the speakers.

  “For the avoidance of doubt, the event’s keynote speakers are former Brazil Minister of Defence, Celsius Amorin; UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister of Defence Equipment Support and Technology, Celsius Amorin; Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence, General Sir Nicholas Houghton; Chief Executive of BAE System, Ian King and Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr Abdulatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani.

  “Apart from the above listed five persons, 25 others are listed as speakers. So, in which Royal Institute of International Affairs’ event is Buhari participating as a speaker?

  “This is not to mock Buhari or wish him death. Rather, it is to expose the falsehood of the APC and desperation of its leaders, especially Senator Bola Tinubu to foist another Yar’Adua saga on Nigeria.”

  The governor maintained: “The truth is that Buhari travelled out on Thursday to seek medical care in the UK and he was attended to at a hospital located in Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London on Friday.”

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