Buhari Aborts UK Medical Trip, Returns To Abuja
This is contrary to the plan contained in an earlier press statement from the presidency, stating that the president would proceed to London for a medical check-up after the Kenya programme.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, after his participation in the 50th Anniversary of the UN Environmental Programme in Nairobi, Kenya,” a presidential aide, Buhari Sallau, posted on Friday.
However, in a statement by Femi Adesina, media assistant to the president, on March 1, Buhari was expected to spend two weeks in London for a medical check-up.
“From Kenya, President Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks,” Adesina had said in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari attends special session on UNEDP@50 in Kenya’.
Buhari’s frequent medical trips have been widely criticised.
The president visited London several times for check-ups between May 2015, when he was first elected, and 2017 for an undisclosed ailment.
His health became a subject of debate in the 2019 election when the opposition claimed he was not physically fit to govern — but Buhari won a second term.