President Buhari seeks extended leave on health grounds

President Buhari seeks extended leave on health grounds

Mfonobong Akpan

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to extend his 10-day vacation, the presidency said in a statement on Sunday.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors,” the statement said.

“The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning.”

The statement however did not say how much extra time off Buhari was seeking.

The president was due to return on Monday, February 6, 2017.

This new development further deepens the suspicion amongst many Nigerians on the true state of health of the president. Many have taken to social media demanding to know specifics.

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