Buhari Meets APC Leaders, Governors In London, Fetes Them At Lunch In Rare Public Appearance

The Oasis Reporters

July 24, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari met with a delegation from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday and feted them to a luncheon.

Lunch with APC leaders in London with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Photo from his media staff.

This appears to be President Buhari’s first public appearance since he departed Abuja for England to treat an undisclosed illness over 60 days ago.

A photo of Buhari and his guests at the table was circulated on social media by the president’s media team .

In a telephone conversation following the meeting of governors and leaders with him in London, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said the President was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.

Quoting Governor Okorocha of Imo State, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch.

Okorocha declared that it was very clear from the discussions that the President has been following developments at home very closely.

He said the President was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state and also asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, about the state of the railways.

When asked to react to all the negative things being said about him, the President just laughed, describing such negative reports as lies revealing that the President was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies. He, instead, sent his best wishes to Nigerians.

According to the governor, as soon as the doctors give the green light, president Buhari would then come, urging Nigerians not to worry.
“By our visit to London today, the merchants of lies have been put out of business and Nigerians will not buy the garbage they have been selling. All those who look up to fake news can find better use for their time,” Governor Okorocha noted.

Governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Yahaya Bello of Kogi; and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, were also in the delegation.

Meanwhile, a close confidant of the president, Mr. Lawal Idris has urged Buhari to address Nigerians directly, insisting that Nigerians deserve an apology from him.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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