President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly hosted the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun, and some state governors elected on the platform of the party in Abuja House, London on Sunday.
The President has been in London for over 70 days for follow-up medicals amidst rumours that his health had deteriorated to the extent of being on life support machine.
According to a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who was part of the delegation said the President was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.
The governor told Adesina that the party 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.
“He 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 statement read in part.
“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; and Yahaya Bello of Kogi; were part of the delegation.