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Buhari cuts medical trip to London short and returns to Abuja

The chairman, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retired), returned to Abuja on Friday evening after his routine medical trip to London, UK.

Buhari’s plane arrived at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Friday evening.

Buhari had left the country for a two-week medical trip on Sunday March 6.

The President who was previously scheduled to depart for London from Nairobi, Kenya, where he attended the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme, changed course upon his return to Abuja on Friday March 4.

In a statement he signed on March 1, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said the president would travel from Kenya to London for “routine medical checks that will last a maximum of two weeks”.

He left for London on March 6, however.

Shortly before his departure, the president asserted that the All Progressives Congress is capable of pulling together and carrying out its national convention on March 26.

However, the interim/extraordinary convention planning committee headed by Buni underwent an alleged reshuffle which saw the emergence of Governor Abubakar Bello as interim president.

The president who then intervened called on party stakeholders, especially governors elected on APC platforms, to refrain from words and actions that could further disunite the party ahead of the National Convention.

This came after Buhari met with CECPC Chairman Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday.

Following the meeting, the President, in a letter to the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, called on the Governors to sheath their swords and rally behind Buni for good. running of the national convention.

The president’s trip to London, which lasted less than the proposed two weeks, may have been cut short due to party issues to be resolved ahead of the convention, which is about a week away.

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