country on Saturday (today), after spending over 100 days receiving
medical attention in London.
In a statement released on Saturday by the Special Adviser to the
President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the President is
expected to arrive the country on Saturday and later address the nation
in a national broadcast by 7: am on Monday.
“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,”
the statement reads.
President Muhammadu Buhari
State House Photo/ Sunday Aghaeze
The President left the country on May 7, after handing over power to
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President in
his absence. His prolonged medical vacation for an undisclosed ailment
has led to nationwide protest sparked by #ResumeorResign protesters led
by Charles Oputa of OurMumuDonDo Movement and Deji Adeyanju, a leader of
Concerned Nigeria. The protest culminated in a night vigil in London
that lasted till this morning.
SaharaReporters could not independently confirm if President has
departed London as his official jet remains parked at Stansted Airport
in London, but our sources said President Buhari’s plan to return to
Nigeria this weekend led to the cancellation of his wife’s trip to Saudi
Arabia for hajj which had been planned for Friday.