Why President Buhari Had Technical Stopover In London - Garba Shehu

Lynette PayneMay 06, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari is now in London, United Kingdom.

The Presidency has, however, attributed his presence in the British capital to what it called "technical stopover".

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu made this known on the telephone. Instead, he had a stopover in London en route Nigeria, during which refuelling and the necessary checks were carried out on the small aircraft he had used for the trip.

Local newspaper Premium Times reports that Buhari's whereabouts remain "shrouded in mystery" two days after he left Washington, with no sign that he arrived in Nigeria.

He landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 10:35pm.

He said the "big" presidential jet is undergoing repairs and the one in use has limited capacity. It has been taken for major repairs.

Shehu also explained that the flight crew travelling with President Buhari chose to break the long journey to refuel and do the routine checks.

"It is a routine thing". This is very normal. "In any case, they are already on their way back home", he said. "But you don't need to push it to the edge", Shehu said.

It recalled that President Buhari had on Tuesday left the United States, "where he had an embarrassing and fruitless outing and instead of returning to the country, detoured to the UK for another private visit without regard to full disclosure requirements of our constitution and laws".

Uzodimma, also the Senate Committee Chairman on Custom, Excise and Tariffs, who only last week joined APC said such rare commendations coming from no less a person than the President of the World's best democracy, the U.S., only go to show that the Buhari led Federal Government is indeed making visible progress, particularly in the areas of corruption and terrorism.

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