Only Buhari can say when he’ll return to Nigeria – APC Chairman Oyegun

President Muhammadu Buhari having a great laugh
President Muhammadu Buhari having a great laugh

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Constitution review committee submitted its report to the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, on Thursday evening at the APC National Secretariat. After the meeting, journalists who covered the event interviewed the APC National Chairman on Sunday’s visit alongside other party leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

Below are excerpts of the interview.

Your Excellency, you led an APC delegation to visit Mr. President. What is his state of health?

Oyegun: I can confirm that Mr. President is convalescing very strongly. Right now, all he is doing is having as much rest as he can to build up his energy, to build up his stamina. But the worst is certainly over. Mr. President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country have elected him. I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully.

On allegations made by the Governor of Ekiti State on Mr. President’s state of health.

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.

When are we expecting Mr. President sir?

Only Mr. President can speak to that. 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.


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  • FreeNigeria

    The brain dead refugee president. The late Suntai laughed the same way. his handlers brought a brain-dead governor back to run a state too. Buhari should have learned a lesson from Suntai and Yar Adua. I guess you can’t expect a brain dead man to reason.

    • Yego V

      The same Buhari who bashed Yar-a’dua, now has complete brain block. I plead with his supporters to remind him.

  • 0tile

    Did Alhaji Okoroawusa one of his spokesmen not promise us that Imam will come back in 2 weeks time? What changed? Don Allah, Imam Buhari has taken Nigerians for a ride.

  • emmanuel

    Tell me how foreign Direct investments will come in, With all these inconsistencies.
    Every APC person is a cerebral liar and very uncoordinated.
    Hear Oyegun, ‘only the President can tell when he would return’
    Was this why they said they were NADECO people several years ago. Nigeria has been a very unfortunate country and may not be for too long from now.
    This country is fast on the path of self-destruction!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Muhammadu Buhari, must be patient and wait for his Doctors, in LOndon,UK to advise him when to return to his job as president of Nigeria, as duties of being president of nIgeria, requires twenty hours of energy.

    • 0tile

      Of course nobody can drag him back home if he decides to stay back in London.

      • Frank Bassey

        Or, move Aso Rock to London.

    • Yego V

      If you were to sample opinions of patriotic Nigerians, majority will tell you we are better-off with Buhari on Permanent EXILE.

  • Frank Bassey

    Deceitful beings. Orji Uzo Kalu returned from “London” to tell Nigerians PMB would return June 11. That didn’t happen. Gov. Rochas Okorocha announced Sunday that the man will return in two weeks time. Now we are being told that only PMB knows when he will return. Next please……? Ancient and Modern Liars.

  • front man

    Quick recovery I wish pmb

  • front man

    God bless Nigeria

  • Mizch

    What a great laugh Mr. President!