Adeboye Visits Buhari Friday, And President Leaves London Next Day, Homeward Bound

The Oasis Reporters

August 19, 2017

President Buhari welcomes Pastor Adeboye in London, leaves for Nigeria next day.

The spiritual leader of the Acting President who is also the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

Adeboye, popularly called ‘Daddy G.O’ is the latest Nigerian pilgrim and probably the first Nigerian clergy to visit the President in Abuja House since he left Nigeria for London on May 7 to seek medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Buhari has spent more than 100 days in London having transferred power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. A professor of law, Mr. Osinbajo is also a pastor in the church Adeboye heads.

Buhari has been visited by the leadership of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), a delegation of Governors, his media aides and the leadership of the National Assembly, making his residence a mecca of some sorts to various Nigerian visitors that has made the UK tourism boom significantly.

Buhari has been described as a frequent London visitor, staying there longer than the country that pulled all the stops including voting out a performing president to install him in Aso Rock Villa, with a clinic that gulps more money in the national budget than all the nation’s teaching hospitals combined. Yet he abandons it to stay in the European nation of Britain at tax payers expense.

His absence has resulted in protests in the Nigerian capital city, Abuja with calls for his return or resignation while a counter protest, by groups loyal to the president, have declared support for him.

The global News network CNN made mockery of the African nation as one where it’s President doesn’t reside in. Other media outlets in the world have beamed attention on what they term, Nigeria’s ‘missing president’.

Pastor Adeboye hardly ever leaves a venue without saying prayers. Many Nigerians have been wondering about the nature and length of prayers he prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari that the man would suddenly decide to come back home the following day.
Did Adeboye tell him to ‘Fear Not’?
Maybe.

But Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman told the Nigerian Television Authority that Buhari, a former army general that barks orders, now finds himself taking compulsory orders from London based doctors unwilling to let the president come home to Aso Rock Villa in Abuja to be taking what Gov. Rochas Okorocha said as vitamins to boost the President’s appetite since he is ‘hale and hearty’.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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