Buhari meets APC govs in London, laughs over negative reports —Presidency
GOVERNORS of All Progressives Congress (APC) and leaders said they met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, on Sunday, adding that he would be returning to the country whenever his doctors give him the all clear signal.
According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicly, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, on Sunday, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said the President was “very cheerful and (Buhari) has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.
According to the statement, Okorocha said the party’s delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, “and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely.”
The statement added: “He (Okorocha) said the President was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state. He 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. Governor Okorocha said President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies. He, instead, sent his best wishes to Nigerians.
“According to the governor, Nigerians don’t have to worry at all, adding that President Buhari will be back as soon as the doctors give him the green light.
The Presidency quoted the Imo governor as saying: “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.”
The statement named those in the delegation as Governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Yahaya Bello of Kogi and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun.