Muhammadu Buhari Health: Latest Video, Pictures Show Nigeria President is Far from Death but Alive, Healthy
I am okay.
I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge.
Nigeria head also said:
I feels healthy enough to return home from medical leave in Britain, and I’m awaiting doctor’s permission.
President Muhammadu Buhari, now 74 years old, has been receiving medical treatment since early May. And his health condition has been kept a secret from Nigerian electorates who gave their mandates to him as president of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The scarcity of information about Buhari state of health have prompted numerous protests in Nigeria, including demands that he should resign.
Photos released by the Aso Rock show Buhari standing outdoors, smiling and wearing sunglasses while holding a large and colourful “Get well soon” card – with a handful of officials around him at Abuja House, London.
Buhari’s extended absence – his second this year – left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country.
Buhari has spent more time since the beginning of 2017 in London, Britain than in Abuja, Nigeria.
He was in London from January to March for sick leave before returning to Britain in May for further treatment.
Muhammadu Buhari’s Medical Tourism Diary 2017
19 January – Leaves for UK on “medical vacation”
5 February – Asks parliament to extend medical leave
10 March – Returns home but does not resume work immediately
26 April – Misses second cabinet meeting and is “working from home”
28 April – Misses Friday prayers
3 May – Misses third cabinet meeting
5 May – Appears at Friday prayers in Abuja
7 May – Travels to UK for further treatment and still there till date
Both times, Buhari appointed his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, to act in his stead.
The health of Buhari has been a sensitive issue since the death in office in 2010 of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, which led to months of political turmoil.
During the 2015 election campaign, Buhari rejected opposition claims that he was seriously ill with prostate cancer and said that they were a smear to show him as unfit for office.