Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari is recuperating very fast and will arrive the country shortly, but he refused to give the precise date his is due back into the country.
The acting president spoke with State House Correspondent shortly before the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday after he returned from London where he had gone to see the president.
He said he went to see the president in London to find out how he was doing, even though he had been speaking with him on the phone.
“I thought it will be a good thing to go and see him and you know generally check up on how he was doing and also to brief him on developments back at home. So we had a very good time, we had a very good conversation on wide-ranging issues and he is in very good spirit. He is recuperating very quickly and he is doing very well,” he said.
When asked about the president’s state of health, Osibanjo said Buhari “is in very high spirit. He is recuperating very well and we had very long conversation. We spoke for well over an hour and his humour is all there. He is doing well and he is recuperating fast.”
On his arrival, he said “I think very shortly. Very shortly. I think we should really expect him back very shortly. Like I said, he is recuperating very fast and he is doing very well.”
When asked whether the president should be expected back into the country before 90 days, Osibanjo said deadlines were not very good thing, but re-echoed his stand that Buhari is recuperating fast, adding that “we are expecting him very shortly. Much sooner than you will expect.”