Nigerian Government Shares New Photo of Buhari

July 24, 2017

The Nigerian government has shared a new photo of ailing president, Muhammadu Buhari, on their official Twitter account.

The photograph, which was posted on Sunday, shows a smiling Buhari meeting with several of his party members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in London.

“President @MBuhari this afternoon received a delegation of APC Governors and leaders in Abuja House, London,” the caption of the photograph read.

Buhari has been in London for medical treatment since 7 May 2017, and has not returned to Nigeria since.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has been the acting president of the country since Buhari’s departure in May, and has denied rumours that he is preparing to take over the role permanently.

The presidency has remained silent on Buhari’s illness for months, and has dodged any kind of inquiry as to what exactly is wrong with him. They have rejected rumours that Buhari is terminally ill with cancer, and that he is in London for chemotherapy.

Upon his departure in May, Buhari said that he has “never been this ill” in his life, and that there is no specific date for his return to Nigeria.

In a follow-up tweet to the photograph on Sunday, the government said that Buhari will return to office as soon as doctors have cleared him for travel.

“The president sends his best wishes to all Nigerians. He will be back to Nigeria as soon as his doctors give the go-ahead [sic],” the tweet read.

Image credit: Buhari and governors at Abuja House in London (2017) [online image] sourced on 24 July 2017 at http://www.nigerianeye.com