13 August, 2017
"President Buhari says there is tremendous improvement in his health; indeed, he wishes to return home, "but I've learnt to obey my doctor's orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders".
According to the coalition, the solidarity walk became necessary following the recent and unfortunate political happenings in Nigeria bordering on the news peddled about the medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
"If President Buhari can not return to Nigeria after 90 days, then he should resign and go home", one protester said at a sit-in on Monday.
A special adviser says the president told visitors Saturday in London that "I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge". Meanwhile, Goodluck Obi, the convener of the protest, who spoke on behalf of the demonstrators, said: "The group has absolute faith and trust in President Buhari's administration and not machination of corruption and destabilisation". "I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed", the president reportedly said.
On how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, the president said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations and the media for keeping him informed.
The statement by Adesina said Buhari expressed the desire to come back to Nigeria when he received the presidential media team, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London.
Some days later, a delegation of the Nigeria governors' forum led by its chairman, Abdulaziz Yari visited the president. It gave us a lot of latitudes.
Photos released by the presidency show Buhari standing outdoors, grinning and wearing sunglasses while holding a large "Get well soon" card, with a handful of officials around him in a leafy, residential area. "Also there was Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters", Femi Adesina said in the statement.