Buhari Says Medical Doctors He Has Been Using Since 1978 Are Based In London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday started a six-day vacation. Sources say Buhari may use the opportunity of the short holiday to undergo medical check-up in London, United Kingdom.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while the President is away, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President.

The President is currently in London where he attended Supporting Syria and the Region conference on Thursday.

He had left Nigeria on Tuesday for France where he addressed the parliament of the European Union.

According to his itinerary released earlier in the week, Buhari was scheduled back in the country over the weekend.

But Punch Newspaper learnt on Friday that some members of his delegation were already on their way back to the country while the President stayed back in the city.

“Some of the President’s close aides are already on their way back to the country,” the source said.

Buhari had told some Nigerians resident in United Kingdom earlier in the day that his doctors who he has been using since 1978 are based in London.

He said this while telling them the reason why he missed three court sittings when he was contesting the result of the 2003 presidential election in court.

According to the transcript of his interaction with the Nigerians, it reads below.

He had said, “The court process during my first attempt at the Presidency lasted 30 months. I only missed four sittings.

“One, when we went to bury late Chuba Okadigbo, my vice presidential candidate.

“The other three times, I came here (London) to see my doctors who I have been using since 1978 when I was in Petroleum.”


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