Friday, July 28, 2017 7:25 am
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari who has been on medical treatment is convalescing very strongly building, up his energy and stamina and is going to come back to Nigeria to face the responsibilities for which he has been elected.
“ I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully,” said Oyegun who led a delegation of APC leaders and some governors of the party to see Buhari in London early in the week.
He spoke to journalists at the sideline of the submission of the report of APC Constitution review committee s on Thursday evening at the APC National Secretariat.
“I can confirm that Mr. President is convalescing very strongly. Right now, all he is doing is having as much rest as he can to build up his energy, to build up his stamina.
“But the worst is certainly over. Mr. President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country have elected him. I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully.
But he added that only the President can talk specifically on when he will return to the country.
“Only Mr. President can speak to that. But I am glad he is having a lot of rest. And I wish it was possible to say take a longer time getting truly ready but he is beautifully making progress with his recovery,” the APC Chairman said.
On what his delegation discussed with the President, Odigie Oyegun said, “We discussed issues with him, but basically it was a courtesy call. People who are genuinely concerned, who want to see him, who want to chat with him. We had quite a good chat, quite a good meal.
“As you could see he is still his old jovial self. He had so many questions about events back home, just wanting ofcourse to get our own perspective of things which we did. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and I came away very happy.
The National Chairman of APC also said he will not be drawn into war of words with Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State over his comments on the states of the President’s health.
“Believe me, I hate to comment on anything the Governor of Ekiti State says because when people have taken leave of common decency, our basic cultural upbringing.
“When people cease to have respect for elders and cease to have respect for the fact that an elder statesman who is also President of this nation is going through a health challenge and seek to make fun of it, and seek to say things that are so totally unbecoming, it is really not worth commenting on.
“But I am glad that as at yesterday (Wednesday) even Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors went there and thank God nice sober people, they were very excited at the pace of recovery of Mr. President. I hope that finally, even for the most hardened of political adversaries that common sense and common decency will finally prevail,” Odigie- Oyegun said.