Buhari Embarks on Medical Trip

The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London, the United Kingdom on Friday for a medical check-up.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

According to him, the President’s trip to London is in connection to his scheduled medical follow-up, adding that he would return to the country by the second week of July.

President Buhari had visited the United Kingdom three months ago for the same purpose.

He had travelled to the United Kingdom on March 30 for a routine medical check-up, which was revealed in a statement by his media adviser. The President later returned to the country via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on April 15, at the end of the trip which lasted more than two weeks.

The presidency, however, debunked that the president was not sick, against speculations by Nigerians that the president may be sick at the time which made him embark on an emergency trip.

Meanwhile, Garba Shehu, another media aide to the President, has said during his appearance on Channels Television that the president’s trip “is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years.”

He added that there was no need for the president to transmit power to his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo since he would not be away for so long to contravene the law.

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