President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London tonight (Sunday) for what his spokesman, Femi Adesina described in a statement as a “medical follow up.”
He has for quite some time been expected to go on the trip but it seemed inexplicably delayed.Some reports blamed the cabal for the delay.Buhari announced upon his return to Nigeria that he would soon go back for more check up.
Meanwhile, Adesina also disclosed Sunday night that Buhari has transmitted letter to the Senate and House of Representatives, “in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.”
The government will continue to “function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President,” Adesina also said.
The statement reads in full: “President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London tonight for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.
“He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.
“The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.
“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.
“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.”