General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) will on Thursday, February 26 honour speaking engagement at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House in London.
According to a press statement from the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) Shehu Garba, Chatham House will post the event and send out invites on Monday, February 23.
Contrary to the insinuation that the APC Presidential candidate travelled out of the country with the intention of secretly seeking medical attention, the statement reveals that as part of his ongoing engagement in the United Kingdom, General Buhari had an interview yesterday with a local medium, the “All Eyes on Africa TV Show” with Kemi Fajodutimi and met with Tony Blair on Saturday, February 21 morning. Ekiti State governor , Ayo Fayose had accused Buhari who travelled out of the country on Thursday, Febuary 19 of secretly leaving country to receive medical attention. Fayose , in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, had said that the APC was hiding Buhari’s true health status. Shehu however disclosed that Buhari left the London residence of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona at about 1.30 pm UK time and returned to his rented flat in the city.
The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation has also appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to call Fayose to order over his continued pestering of their candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari with falsehood and death wishes.
Shehu said the APC had learnt on good authority that governor Fayose has hired people in London who have been trailing the movements of the APC presidential candidate while on his working visit in London. “Let it be on record that knowing Governor Fayose’s antecedents, we are not leaving anything to chances. The Governor who has published death-wish advertorials on Buhari will stop at nothing. If anything should happen to General Muhammadu Buhari while in London or anywhere, the authorities over there in the UK and at home should know who to hold responsible,” he said.