They are in charge, not me - Buhari explains delay in his return

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He had left Nigeria for the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment on May 7.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said though he wants to return home, he will have to wait for the doctor' orders to do so, indicating that he may not be returning to the country soon.

The team led by Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed comprised the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Mallam Garba Shehu, Personal Assistant on DigitalOnline Media, Lauretta Onochie, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa. Later, the visiting team issues a statement below claiming the President said he was Ok, but wouldn't say when he will return to duty until his doctors determine he was fit enough.

"I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed", President Buhari was quoted as saying after informing the team that his health has improved tremendously.

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Secretary General of the group, Ambassador I.A. Waiya, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Sunday yesterday, noted that calls by some mischievous groups seeking for President Buhari's resignation prompted the solidarity walk billed for Monday.

The visit by his media team is the fourth such delegation from Nigeria in the last few weeks as tension mounts back home over the health status of the 74-year-old leader. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed".

The president, while also thanking well-wishers from within Nigeria and across Africa, said: "What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent. May God reward them", the president.

"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.

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