“I firmly believe that we have put the most difficult phase behind us; and we are witnesses to the ever-increasing intensity of the light at the end of the tunnel,” Acting President Yemi Osinbajo tells Nigerians.
An opposition party, Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s two years in office as wasted years.
Senior Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, has said that Nigerians are happy and satisfied with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the President will not find it difficult winning another election even if “one is to be held today”.
Buhari’s medical trips, and mystery surrounding his medical conditions, are sparking speculations on his health and the future of one of Africa’s largest economies.
A former staff of the U.S. State Department in Africa, Helima Croft, has said that the ill-health of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his constant medical emergencies, could further heat up political tensions in the country.
The forum said it was aware that attempts are being made to exploit the absence of President Buhari to achieve dubious political goals and warns those seeking undeserved political advantages to desist.
The whole thing is a “needless controversy and distraction”, says Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed
The United States of America, USA, has said that it is strongly behind the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government because his administration was pursuing an agenda that is in accordance with the country’s expectations.
This is coming just few days after a journalist was expelled from the State House for reporting that Buhari’s continued absence from public functions could be as a result of his deteriorating health.
The commendation came after the government, through Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed the release of the girls which it said was as a result of combined efforts among security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs.