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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
If my doctors permit, I shall return soon –Buhari
PresidentMuhammadu Buhari has assured the President of Guinea, Alpha
Conde, that he was making progress with his health.
in a letter to thankthe
Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, for the
nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health,
said he wouldreturn
to his duties to continue serving the Nigerian people who elected him, as soon
as received the green light from his doctors.
Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina in a statement
said the assurance was contained in a letter to the Guinean Presidentdated July 24, 2017.
to the statement, “President Buhari, who had earlier made a phone call to
Conde, who is the current Chairman ofthe
Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, stated:
you for your kind and thoughtful action in organising nationwide prayers for my
good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure.
Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon
as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the
Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”
statement said Buhari had in an earlier letter, accepted his nomination as
leader of the “2018 AU theme on the fight against corruption”, which came from
African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and
Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017.
thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination,” the President wrote to
Conde, “I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to
reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to
strengthen good governance and development on the continent. I, therefore, look
forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective.”
president’s letter to Conde corroborated the view expressed by National
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who had
said that only his doctors in the United Kingdom could decide when he would be
fit to return to the country and return to work.
Addressing journalists after a
closed door meeting of the National Working Committee of the party, including
governors elected on the party’s platform, in Abuja last Thursday,
Odigie-Oyegun explained that Buhari was fast recovering from his ailment.
claims by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State that Buhari was on life support.
“If I respond, I will be
dignifying him. At the appropriate time, people will answer him; at the
appropriate level. He (Fayose) is in a different world altogether. We are glad
to inform you that President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering in a very robust
manner,” Oyegun said.