Nigeria: speculation again on the state of health of President Buhari

In Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday, May 11, after a further stay in London for medical reasons. He had already spent several months in the British capital last year for treatment.

Speculation about the state of health of the head of state continues to feed the chronicle.

President Buhari spent three days in London to see his doctor. He had seen it the week before when he returned from Washington on the occasion of a “simple technical stopover in the UK,” says the presidency.

How is he? No comments but, Wednesday, in a statement, the opposition Democratic People’s Party (PDP), has again mounted the niche on the subject, stating publicly as “the lies” of the presidential office.

For the PDP, this new absence shows that Buhari is “not doing well” and that he “is not in a position to manage the affairs of the state”.

The subject of the president’s health, absent for five months last year, is back on the scene a few weeks after he announced his intention to run for president in 2019 presidential election.

Despite questions about his health, his chances of being invested by his party “are good”, say the commentators. The question of his succession has not yet been settled in his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

There is still some concern in Nigeria, still traumatized by the former head of state, Umaru Yar’Adua, who died in 2010 after six months of absence for kidney problems that had been carefully hidden.

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