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Presidency releases first photo of ailing president Buhari in almost 80 days

-Anietie Udobit,Abuja

 

The Nigeria Presidency has released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain.

The president is on his second medical leave so far this year, the majority of which he has spent being treated for an undisclosed ailment in London.

The picture shows Buhari dining in Britain with APC governors and senior members of his political party on Sunday, according to an accompanying statement from the presidency.

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“The party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch,” said Sunday’s presidency statement, adding that “President Buhari will be back as soon as the doctors give him the green light.”

The refusal of officials to disclose details of Buhari’s illness has triggered fierce speculation in Nigerian media and on social media over the past few months about his ailment and whether he will seek a second term in the 2019 election.

Details of the 74-year-old president’s condition have not been disclosed. Buhari left the capital, Abuja, in May and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo.

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