President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said President Muhammadu Buhari, who he met with at the Abuja House in London on Wednesday night, is healthy.

According to him, there is no cause for alarm.

Saraki, in a statement read, “Delighted to see that President Buhari is doing well; was cheerful and in good spirits.

“The President I saw today is healthy, witty and himself.

“The President’s absence and imminent return shows that there is no vacuum in government and our system of democracy is working with all organs of government fulfilling their mandate. And let me use the time-tested cliché, there is no cause for alarm!”

Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, had travelled to the United Kingdom on Wednesday to meet with Buhari, who is in the country for medical vacation.

Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, was also on the trip.

The National Assembly leaders had a late-night meeting with the President.

After the meeting on Wednesday night, Buhari thanked the leadership of the National Assembly for the visit.

Buhari, in his Facebook post at about 9:30pm on Wednesday, expressed his appreciation to Nigerians for their prayers and kind wishes.

The post, which was accompanied by a photograph showing Buhari in a handshake with Saraki while Dogara and Lawan standing close, read, “I thanked them for visiting. I’m also grateful to Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike, for their prayers and kind wishes for my health.”

Earlier in a tweet through his personal Twitter handle, @MBuhari, the President said he was pleased to receive Saraki, Dogara and Lawan on Wednesday night.

Buhari had embarked on a medical vacation to the UK and extended his initial 10-day leave.

Earlier,  the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, visited the President.

Also, Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Ibikunle Amosun, had visited Buhari in London.

Advertisements