Aisha Buhari returns to London to visit ailing husband

Muhammadu Buhari and Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday left for London to visit her husband who is away on medical vacation.

According to a statement by her media aide, Mrs. Buhari “will convey to the President the best wishes of Nigerians and their fervent prayers for his quick recovery.

“She is expected to stop over at Addis Ababa, to make a symbolic appearance at the meeting of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) on Monday 3rd July, 2017.

“She will join other members to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organisation, and use the opportunity to reiterate the voting rights of Nigeria in the upcoming elections of the organisation.

“She will continue her journey to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, 3rd July, 2017.”

Mrs Buhari previously left Nigeria on May 30 to spend some time with President Muhammadu Buhari who travelled to London on May 7 for medical follow-up.

She returned on June 6 with a thank you message to Nigerians from her husband.

“I thank Allah for my safe trip to the UK where I visited Mr President.

“He thanks Nigerians for their constant prayers for his health and steadfastness in the face of challenges.

“He is soliciting for your continuous cooperation and support for the acting President towards achieving the mandate of this administration as contained in our APC manifesto so that we can build a very strong institution for a better future for our country Nigeria,” her aides quoted her as saying upon her arrival.

Her return to London comes a few days after Ekiti State Governor‎, Ayodele Fayose, claimed she was not allowed to see the President, whom he alleged was on life support, during her first visit.

The Presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have dismissed Fayose’s claims.