Ailing Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is fast recovering in a London hospital, contrary to speculations that he is on life support, the country’s governing party said on Friday.
However, only Buhari’s doctors abroad can decide when he would be fit to return to the country, the party leadership told reporters here.
John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party, said the political group was glad to reveal that “Buhari is recovering in a very robust manner.”
“We hope he takes it easy and when he comes back, I have no doubt at all that we will have a new and active period of activities,” he added.
Last Wednesday, Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Nigeria’s southwestern state of Ekiti, fuelled speculations that the ailing Buhari was on life support in the London hospital where he is receiving medical attention.
The 74-year-old Nigerian leader embarked on the medical vacation on May 7, barely two months after he returned home from a similar trip.
Earlier in the year, Buhari had embarked on a medical trip to London where he spent almost two months “following doctors’ advice.”
The nature of the president’s protracted illness is not yet known.
Last June, Buhari had traveled to the same city to check an ear infection.