Just in : Osinbajo keeps mum after meeting with Buhari in London

Just in : Osinbajo keeps mum after meeting with Buhari in London

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:09 am

Osinbajo on arrival at Nigeria House in London Photo: Reuters

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo met ailing President Muhammadu Buhari for about one hour at Nigeria’s High Commission in London on Tuesday and left without saying a word to reporters, according to Reuters.

A presidential aide, Laolu Akande had also in a tweet described Osinbajo meeting with Buhari in London on Tuesday as “very good.”

Akande,  who is the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, promised to provide more information about the meeting later.

“We will soon share more information about AgP Osinbajo’s London meeting with President Buhari. It was a very good meeting. God bless Nigeria,” Akande tweeted.

The Nigerian President had been staying at the High Commission for much of the past two months he has been away from the country on medical leave.

Reuters reports that Osinbajo arrived at Abuja House,  the Nigerian High Commission, or embassy, in London, late on Tuesday. He left an hour later without comment.

“Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards,” Akande, said in a Twitter message posted earlier on Tuesday. No details were given.

Akande, whose office initially denied the Acting President’s trip to London today, posted on the twitter page: “Acting President Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards.”

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President on Monday restored hope to Nigerians of their leader’s imminent return from London where he is currently recuperating.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aisha Buhari posted on her Facebook page a vivid picture of hope for the nation to have its President back on seat.

Her post which was predicated on that of Sen. Shehu Sani is a clear indication that God had answered Nigerians’ prayers for the quick recovery of her husband.

“God has answered the prayers of a weaker animal; the Hyenas and Jackals would soon be sent out of the kingdom.

“We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals; long live the weaker animals, long live Nigeria,’’ she posted.

NAN also reports that Aisha’s post was a direct response to that of Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central).

The senator said while “weaker animals” were praying for the return of “Lion King,” those he called “the hyenas” and “the jackals” were scheming based on the assumption that the “Lion King” would never return.

“Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned. Until he is back, then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple.

“Now, the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispers; still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.

“Now, the Lion King is asleep and no other dares to confirm if he will wake up or not.

“It is the wish of the hyenas that the Lion King never wakes up or come back so that they can be kings.

“It is the prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the kingdom from the hyenas, the wolves and other predators.”

President Buhari left Abuja for London on May 7 to see his doctors for follow-up medical checks.


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