President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival at the airport in Abuja today said he is in good condition. When asked on by journalists why he arrived on Friday after his schedule of returning on Saturday, the President said his arrival is not earlier than expected.“It is not earlier than expected. I just went for a further medical check-up and I am alright, thank you,” President Buhari said.
In a tweet announcing his departure, President Buhari on Monday said, “I will be travelling to the United Kingdom tomorrow, to see my doctor, at his request. Will be away for four days; back in Abuja on Saturday, May 12.”
His Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had said the President would return on Saturday but he returned back to the country a day earlier.
Buhari, who last year spent some five months receiving treatment in the British capital, had left on Tuesday to see his doctor. The move stoked fresh doubts about the president’s health and his ability to campaign for re-election at polls scheduled for February next year.
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Buhari was clearly unwell and unfit to govern. The PDP has previously claimed he was being treated for prostate cancer. Buhari has said those claims were untrue.