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UPDATE: Buhari may remain in London for four months

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Sahara Reporters is reporting that president Buhari might need to remain in London for as long as four months to attend the medical issues.

According to the news outlet, the president requires a major surgery that would force him to miss work for at least four months.

The statement issued by Mr. Adesina was silent on the exact date of the president’s return.

Naij.com has not been able to independently verify this claim.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly of his desire to extend his vacation citing medical reasons.

The president had gone on a 10-day vacation in the UK which also included medical check-up and was expected back in the country on Monday, February 6.

Since his trip to the UK, there has been rumour that the president had passed away although this was refuted by his media aides.

However, in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina who is the special adviser to the president on media and publicity on Sunday, January 5, the president said he had to “complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.”

Read the statement below:

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.

Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.

Meanwhile, Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo reacted to the rumour that President Buhari had died describing those peddling the rumour as wicked.

He said the president needed “our prayers and best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back more stronger and better.”

Obasanjo said the issue needed not be politicised and said it was wrong to wish anyone dead irrespective of differences and recalled he has been the victim of rumoured death while in office.

He said: “If you don’t like him, wait for another election, not going about to say he is dead. No matter his health situation, we should pray for him to recover quick and come back more stronger and better.

“For anyone wishing him dead, such person or group of persons are callous, wicked and treacherous.”

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