- Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will go back to the country later today, the presidency announced this morning.
- The surprise announcement followed an all night vigil and protests at the Abuja House In London where he was resting following medical treatments.
- Buhari has been away from Nigeria for the past 106 days.
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE: PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS TODAY
President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London.
The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017.
He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
August 19, 2017
Nigerians are protesting in Abuja House LIVE in London. They were shouting with a public address system outside the Abuja House where the president is staying: “Buhari Go Home!” see video below
Asked to comment on the development, Elombah.com correspondent that covered the London protest last night said:
“I told a protester last night that Buhari will be forced to go home following their protest. He asked me how do I know. I told him that this area is Kensington not Parliament Square. That his neighbours will be pissed Off and that Buhari will not sleep last night…. apart from the hurt it will cause him that the stress will kill him.”