👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
Nigeria’s President is flying back home from London where he went to receive treatment for an undisclosed illness.
DENISAURUS News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari’s flight departed from London Stanstead Airport at noon today.
In 2015, the 75-year-old Nigerian President promised to end “medical tourism” for government officials.
“What is the difference between me and those who elected us to represent them, absolutely nothing,” he said at an event in Chatham House
Then he said: “Why should Nigerian president not fly with other Nigerian public? Why do I need to embark on a foreign trip as a president with a huge crowd with public funds? Why do I need to go for a medical trip abroad if we cannot make our hospital (sic) functional?”
However, since his election, President Buhari has travelled abroad three times to see his doctors.
Femi Adesina has said there was no promise that the President would not travel abroad to get treatment.
Mr Adesina, spokesperson for President Buhari said “dubious” people were to blame for creating “falsehood” about the President’s Chatham House lecture.
“Fortunately, the Chatham House lecture of 2015 is in the public domain,” he said: “The concoction by haters and agents of disunity is not part of the text of the lecture at all.
“The morbid minds that created the falsehood simply want to de-market and demean the president, having seen that defeating him in a free and fair electoral contest is a tall order.
“Therefore, they desire to instigate the electorate against him by creating statements that never existed, and attributing such to him.”