Aisha returns to London to visit Buhari …youths issue 8-week ultimatum to ailing president to resign

First Lady Aisha Buhari left yesterday for London on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a medical vacation in the United Kingdom (UK).

The President left for the United Kingdom since May 7 on a follow up consultation with his doctors.

Mrs. Buhari last month visited her husband.

A statement by Director of Information to the Wife of the President, Suleiman Haruna, reads: “Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, left for London, United Kingdom on Sunday, July 2, 2017, to visit her husband who is on medical vacation.

“She will convey to the President the best wishes of Nigerians and their fervent prayers for his quick recovery.

“She is expected to stop over at Addis Ababa, to make a symbolic appearance at the meeting of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) on Monday, July 3, 2017.

“She will join other members to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organisation and use the opportunity to reiterate the voting rights of Nigeria in the upcoming elections of the organisation.

“She will continue her journey to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 3, 2017.”

 

Meanwhile, a youth group, the Nigerian Youth Advocate for Justice, has given President Muhammadu Buhari an eight-week ultimatum to either resign or form an interim government following his absence from the country for more than 53 days.

The group warned that if the president fails to comply with the ultimatum, it would lead seven million youths in 22 states to force him out of office, Guardian reports.

The group’s chairman, Seriki Olorunwa, said the prevailing health condition of the president had made it impossible for him to govern the country.

“We urge the Senate, House of Representatives, state house of assemblies and parastatals to persuade Mr. President to resign and hand over to an interim president in the interest of Nigerians,” group said.

Though the youths pledged not to shed any blood, they however noted that they were prepared to fight than to live as slaves.

“We are speaking with one voice for the masses because we want the progress of the people.”

The group said the All Progressives Congress (APC) had subjected Nigerians to humiliation because of its self-serving activities.

The youths complained that killing, kidnapping and robbery have become the order of the day in the present-day Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the APC has said President Muhammadu Buhari is fast recovering from his illness contrary to allegations that he is on life support.

The national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, gave the assurance in Abuja on Friday, June 30, while speaking with newsmen at the end of a meeting between the party`s national working committee (NWC) and state governors elected on the party’s platform.

Oyegun, however noted that Buhari will only return to the country after his doctors abroad certify him fit to do so, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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