By Paul Stevens
West Africa–– Nigeria’s politically controversial president Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from a prolonged medical leave in Britain where he has been since May 7, a presidential spokesman said.
The Nigerian leader is expected to speak to his country men and women in a broadcast on Monday, the president’s spokesman Femi Adesina added in an emailed release issued on Saturday.
Despite his prolong medical stay abroad, the Nigerian presidency has not divulged the precise nature of Buhari’s ailment.
Meanwhile, the president’s long absence from the country, especially after 100 days, caused millions of Nigerians to fume about the ailing leader.
Buhari’s prolonged stay stoked tensions in the country, as calls grew for him to either return or resign.
The Nigerian leader, a northern Muslim, has been in London since May 7 to receive treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Before his departure, the president appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a southern Christian, to act on his behalf.
Source: Globe Afrique Media