*To address Nigerians on Monday
The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has been cleared to return to the country later on Saturday, the Presidential Spokesperson said.
This is coming after more than 100 days of receiving medical attention in London, United Kingdom (UK).
Buhari’s unexpected long medical vacation had divided opinion in Nigeria as well as Africa and rest of the world with some group led by the popular entertainer, Mr. Charles Oputa popularly known as Charley Boy, mounting the #ResumeOrResign campaign.
The protesters have expanded their campaign from Abuja, the Nation’s Capital to the Abuja House in London, where the recuperating President has been receiving visitors.
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But the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, in statement on Saturday, assured that Buhari is already on his way back to Nigeria.
Buhari had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
The Presidential Spokesperson said that Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 am on Monday, August 21, 2017.
“He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge,” Adesina stated.
This is the second time in 2017 the President had been on prolonged medical vacation in the UK, the first one lasting about 50 days.