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Buhari Returns, Says He Is Healthy, Mentally Fit


*As APC Prepares To Storm Anambra For Town Hall Meeting, Sunday
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is back in Nigeria after about two weeks in the United Kingdom where he attended lined up programmes.
Buhari breezed into Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 5.50am to the warmth embrace of a mammoth crowd mobilised by his party for his reception.

Buhari left the country on Thursday, February 19, 2015 for London amid controversy sparked by suspicion over his health status by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he is hale and hearty and mentally fit

The Presidential candidate of APC, is however billed to hold a crucial meeting with leaders of the party in Lagos today, amid plans to make him visit the Abeokuta home of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who recently marked his birth day.

Buhari and other members of APC are also billed to visit Anambra state on Sunday for a stakeholders meeting preparatory to the March 28 Presidential election.

He will also be in Lagos on Monday, according to schedule for the APC’s stakeholders meeting where plans would be drawn by members on steps to take as a party before the commencement of the general election which kicks off in less than three weeks time.

While in UK, Buhari appeared at the Royal Institute of Internal Affairs popularly called Chatham House, London on Thursday, February 26, where he delivered a lecture.

Arriving Nigeria at about 5:40 am aboard British Airways, Buhari, claded in a black flowing gown with a flash of white shirt on the collar was ushered into the hands of waiting Journalists who had been keeping vigil at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Asked whether he went abroad to seek medical attention, Buhari said he took some time off the campaigns to get some rest.

“I just went off for a couple of weeks to rest. That’s all I did”, he said.
Pressed further by Journalists on whether he ever visited any hospital while holidaying in UK, he said “What is wrong for me to go to the hospital? Am I not here now? Aren’t you seeing me? Are you seeing a sick man?

Also, on his appearance at the Chatham House, the APC presidential candidate said “I went to Chatham House. I read an address and there was a question and answer session. That’s all.”

Buhari who was accompanied back by his deputy campaign director-general, Senator Olurumbe Mamora was as well welcomed by a horde of other APC chieftains and supporters at the airport.

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