Only Buhari Can Say When He’ll Return to Nigeria – APC Chairman Oyegun


The APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, who recently led other party leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari in London has said only Mr Buhari knows when he will return to Nigeria.

He stated this in a brief interaction with journalist at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

“Only Mr. President can speak to that,” he said.

“But I am glad he is having a lot of rest. And I wish it was possible to say take a longer time getting truly ready but he is beautifully making progress with his recovery. We discussed issues with him, but basically it was a courtesy call. People who are genuinely concerned, who want to see him, who want to chat with him.

“We had quite a good chat, quite a good meal. As you could see he is still his old jovial self. He had so many questions about events back home, just wanting of course to get our own perspective of things which we did. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and I came away very happy,” the APC chairman added.


On allegations made by the Governor of Ekiti State on Mr. President’s state of health, Oyegun said he hate to comment on anything the Governor of Ekiti State says.

“Believe me, I hate to comment on anything the Governor of Ekiti State says because when people have taken leave of common decency, our basic cultural upbringing; when people cease to have respect for elders and cease to have respect for the fact that an elder statesman who is also President of this nation is going through a health challenge and seek to make fun of it, and seek to say things that are so totally unbecoming, it is really not worth commenting on.

“But I am glad that as at yesterday (Wednesday) even Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors went there and thank God nice sober people, they were very excited at the pace of recovery of Mr. President. I hope that finally, even for the most hardened of political adversaries that common sense and common decency will finally prevail,” he stated.


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