|President BUHARI, Bukola Saraki, YAKUBU DOGARA|
Senate President, Bukola Saraki with Yakubu Dogara has assured Nigerians that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was successful and the president was in good health.
In a statement circulated late on Wednesday by his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki said, “Myself, Rt Honorable Speaker Yakubu Dogara and leader of Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan paid a visit to President Buhari in London. We were delighted to see that President Buhari is doing well, was cheerful and in good spirits.” The senate president also gave an indication that Mr. Buhari would soon return to Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a handshake with the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, with them are Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (middle) and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, when a National Assembly delegation led by Saraki visited Buhari in London yesterday.
“The president’s absence and imminent return shows that there is no vacuum in government and our system of democracy is working with all organs of government fulfilling their mandate. “And let me use this opportunity to tell you that, there is no cause for alarm! The president I saw today is healthy, witty and himself,” Mr. Saraki said.
President Muhammadu Buhari receives Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives and Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan in London.
There have been speculations about the president’s health since his 10-day vacation which he commenced on January 19. The speculations worsened after the president wrote the Senate to extend the vacation indefinitely for health reasons. The presidency has, however, repeatedly said Mr. Buhari is hale and hearty.
Since Mr. Buhari’s absence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been acting as president in line with constitutional provisions.