Arguments continue to trail the trip of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to London, with the opposition saying he travelled for medical reasons, while his campaign team continues to argue that the retired general is in London for a short working visit.
A number of photos appeared on the internet Friday, purportedly that of Buhari strolling on the streets of London with a companion, and another of him standing in what seems like an airport, in front of the health control office.
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that Buhari traveled out to seek medical care in the UK and that he was attended to at a hospital located in Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London on Friday.
The governor said this had vindicated his earlier stand that Buhari was sick and lacked the required capacity to rule Nigeria.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor described the claim by the APC that Buhari would give a talk at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London as a “deceit taken too far.”
He said, “The event is listed on Royal Institute of International Affairs website; www.chathamhouse.org/events.
“For the avoidance of doubt; the event’s keynote speakers are former Brazil Minister of Defence, Celsius Amorin; UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister of Defence Equipment Support and Technology, Celsius Amorin; Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence, General Sir Nicholas Houghton; Chief Executive of BAE System, Ian King and Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr. Abdulatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani.
“Apart from the above listed five persons, 25 others are listed as speakers.
“So, in which Royal Institute of International Affairs’ event is Buhari participating as a speaker?
“This is not to mock Buhari or wish him dead. Rather, it is to expose the falsehood of the APC and desperation of its leaders, especially Senator Bola Tinubu to foist another Yar’Adua saga on Nigeria.”
The governor challenged the APC to prove him wrong.
But, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said his party was not ready to join issues with unserious people, adding that those who are doubting General Buhari’s working visit could not be taken seriously and that they should prove it.
“We are not ready to join issues with unserious people, but if they say General Buhari travelled for medical treatment, they should show us the photograph of Buhari on hospital bed,” Mohammed said.