ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – After more than 100 days absence, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in Nigeria later today, after receiving medical attention in London.
This was announced in a statement by Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Buhari left the country on May 7 after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
According to Adesina, President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21.
“He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge,” the statement reads.
Buhari’s absence has caused so much controversy the latest being a protest in Abuja against his continued stay in London. The protesters had insisted that the president should resume or resign.
There had also been a counter protest by pro-government agitators, who expressed support for the president.