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Acting President Osinbajo Meets With Ailing President Buhari In London



Nigerian Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the country’s High Commission in London on Tuesday.

Naija News learnt that Osinbajo arrived at Abuja House, the Nigerian High Commission, in London, late on Tuesday. He left an hour later without granting any interview.

Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his vice, to dispel fears of an empty seat at the top of Africa’s biggest economy.

“Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards,” the vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a Twitter message posted earlier on Tuesday. No details were given.

Officials have not disclosed details of Buhari’s illness, which has caused fierce speculation in Nigerian media and on social media about his ailment and whether he will seek a second term in the 2019 election.

A frail-looking Buhari, 74, was last seen in Nigeria on state television welcoming a group of 82 girls released by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, hours before he flew to London.

This is Buhari’s second medical leave in UK this year. The first began in January and lasted nearly two months .

Watch Acting President Prof Osinbajo leaving Abuja House after meeting ailing President Buhari: