Buhari may return from UK early August – Okorocha

Buhari, APC governors meet in London

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha has raised the hope of Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari may return home from the UK within the next two weeks.

Governor Okorocha was a member of a delegation who met the President in London on Sunday.

Buhari’s prolonged absence has led to some anxiety in Nigeria, with some speculating that he might have died while others worried he may not be able to return to duty.

Okorocha speaking on BBC’s Newshour programme on Monday said Buhari is a very hardy man in high spirits, and that he is doing quite well.

His health condition, Okorocha explained, has gone a long way to reassure Nigerians about the health of their President.

Okorocha earlier said Mr Buhari had laughed off rumours concerning his health when asked about them.

He assured that Mr Buhari would be returning as soon as doctors gave him the green light.

He said, “I met a very hardy man in high spirits, and he’s doing quite well. He has not lost his sense of humour, for which is he known for.

“So he is doing quite well and we are very pleased to see him and I think that has gone a long way to reassure Nigerians about the health of their president.”

The President left Nigeria on 7 May – his second trip to the UK for treatment this year.

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