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Muhammadu Buhari Arrives Nigeria From UK



The All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Abuja, the federal capital territory, at about 5:45 am on Friday. Amid a large crowd at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Buhari who looked strong and healthy spoke “very briefly” to journalists before? heading for a waiting car that took him away.

Journalists and party supporters had converged on the airport as early as 4:30am awaiting his arrival. Reacting to an observation that his absence had cost his party “a lot” in the campaign, Buhari said: I don’t think so. One man does not make a party. Remember that some parties came together to form this party, so one man cannot make the party.”

Buhari afterwards left the scene amid a lot of shoving and pushing from over-zealous security men, which infuriated journalists. Garba Shehu, APC presidential campaign spokesman, told TheCable that with the return of Buhari, the campaign would continue. “We may likely be in Onitsha tomorrow for a town hall meeting and a road show,” he said.

“We are still working out the details of? the schedule of the campaign.” On February 19, Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom on a “brief working visit”. But Ayodele fayose, governor of Ekiti state, claimed that Buhari travelled to the UK “en route the United States of America for medical treatment“.

He claimed, too, that Buhari was not billed to deliver a talk at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). However, Chatham House later confirmed the speaking engagement, which eventually held on Thursday February 26.

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