Presidential sources, last night revealed that ailing President, Muhammadu Buhari, has concluded plans to arrive Nigeria from the United Kingdom, UK, where he is undergoing medical treatment, in the next 14 working days.
The highly placed source maintained that Buhari and his handlers were worried by news making round about his medical trip, and are now disposed to put the record straight on his well being, especially to silence the controversial Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Recall, that Fayose had threatened to release 11 pictures as evidence that Buhari was on a life support machine
This development sources said, largely accounted for the recent visit to the President in London, by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and some kitchen cabinet members, or loyalists.
The source said: “There are two options being considered. One of it is the likely return of the President within the next two weeks, to put all speculations on his health to rest, and for him to decide some outstanding issues.
“The alternative is to apply for his accumulated annual leave to complete his medicals and the last leg of his recuperation before coming back to his desk.
“In spite of the fact that the President’s notice to the National Assembly is still subsisting, his return might douse tension in the country including intra-cabinet intrigues.”
Sources also confirmed that Buhari and Osinbajo actually met for an hour on Tuesday.
“They had a robust audience and the President told Osinbajo, “any decision you take, you have my backing. Make sure you keep the country united.” The President has full confidence in his deputy,” one of the sources said.
“And the Acting President has been loyal and sustaining the vision of the President.”