By Dibie Ike Michael
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday asked the vice president, yemi Osinbajo to continue in the capacity of acting president while he takes rest.
The ailing president said he would undergo further medical tests in Britain within weeks.
“I deliberately came back towards the weekend, so that the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) will continue and I will continue to rest,” Buhari said in Abuja. “All I will need is to further follow up within some weeks,” he said.
The former military ruler left the country on January 19 and has been on medical leave in London. Details of his health condition has not been made public.
An official statement on Thursday said President Buhari had left Nigeria for a “vacation, during which he had medical check-ups. The leave was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.” the statement said.
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