- President Buhari is said to be weighing two options about his stay in London
- The president is said to be keen on returning home so as to quell speculations about him
- The president has given his full backing of acting president Osinbajo
The Nation is reporting that President Muhammadu Buhari is weighing two option which include returning back to Nigeria or apply for his accumulated annual leave.
According to the report, the president is said to be keen on returning home so as to quell speculations about him.
According to the Nation, the options being weighed by Buhari include: One is: be back in two weeks time while the other is to apply for his accumulated annual leave to enable him complete his medicals before returning to his desk.
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However, the report says the president has given his full backing of acting president Osinbajo.
The report also says that President Buhari and some of his associates were worried by speculations about his medical trip and are now disposed to clearing the air on his well being.
The source said: “There are two options being considered. One of it is the likely return of the President within the next two weeks to put all speculations on his health to rest, and for him to decide some outstanding issues.
“The alternative is to apply for his accumulated annual leave to complete his medicals and the last leg of his recuperation before coming back to his desk.
“In spite of the fact that the President’s notice to the National Assembly is still subsisting, his return might douse tension in the country including intra-cabinet intrigues.”
Responding to a question, the source said: “I think none of the options has been agreed on.”
Going further, the Nation also confirmed that the Buhari and Osinbajo actually met for an hour on Tuesday.
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“They had a robust audience and the President told Osinbajo, “any decision you take, you have my backing. Make sure you keep the country united.” The President has full confidence in his deputy,” one of the sources said.
“And the Acting President has been loyal and sustaining the vision of the President.”
Going further, the report also said that a truce is very likely over the face-off between the executives and the legislators.
“Osinbajo is trying to bridge the communication gap between the Executive and the Legislature. This was why he met with the leaders of the National Assembly.
“I can assure you that a truce is likely. The only outstanding matter is the fate of the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu which only the President will decide.
“At the Thursday session, issues bordering on the budget, compliance with resolutions and summons and others were mutually discussed.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the photo of President Buhari circulating online.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that a picture of President Muhammadu Buhari in London has been circulating across the internet as a leaked photo of the president on his current medical leave although this has been proven to be false.
The picture showed the president sitting on a char wearing a brown robe and was tagged as the first leaked picture of Buhari since his travel to London for medical treatment.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of Nigerians giving their opinion about the president's absence from the country.[embedded content]
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