Why Osinbajo Will Not Be Acting President For Now
Nigerians hoping that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will soon resume as Acting President will have to wait a bit longer.
This is because President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned trip to London for another round of medical treatment.
It was gathered that his doctors will be arriving on Friday to carry out further medical examination on him.
The president’s advance party had already left Abuja earlier in the day by Ethiopian Airlines before they were recalled to Abuja.
Sources within the presidency advised against taking the president abroad so soon after his seven weeks away, as that would begin to feed the rumor mill all over again about his ailment.
In a short televised address upon his return, Buhari had hinted about returning to the hospital shortly, saying there might be a need “for further follow-up within weeks.” Given the topsy-turvy political climate in the country, however, his advisers felt it was unwise to allow him to stay away for too long.
The president has traveled to London several times since coming to power for medical reasons, before traveling earlier this year for a prolonged medical treatment.
He had also traveled there in June 2016, reportedly consulting with an ear, nose and throat specialist after he contracted an ear infection.