President Muhammadu Buhari met Senate President Bukola Saraki in London on Sunday evening, the presidency’s official Twitter account said, amid concern over the leader’s month-long absence for undisclosed medical reasons.
Word of Buhari’s meeting with Saraki in London, their second in less than a week according to the presidency, may help alleviate worries that the leader’s health is worse than officials publicly admit. Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over the continuous visit of politicians in Buhari’s London house.
“This evening President @MBuhari met with Senate President @bukolasaraki, at Abuja House,” the official @NGRPresident Twitter account wrote.
But many Nigerians are sceptical of such announcements even when accompanied by photos.
The presidency publishes almost daily pictures of 74-year-old Buhari receiving visitors in his London drawing room. He took a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, both administrations say.
Officials refuse to disclose what is ailing Buhari, saying only that he has been having tests and is not in a serious condition, reports Reuters.