The presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has made an unscheduled “technical stopover” in London after his working visit to the United States of America.
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the president’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted that he had departed Joint Base Andrews Airport in the US for Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja after bilateral talks with US president, Donald Trump, and another meeting with business executives.
However, a report by Premium Times early on Thursday, May 3, revealed that President Buhari was in London after his official Eagle One aircraft landed there at 9:42pm on Tuesday.
In reaction to questions raised over the president’s whereabouts, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said his presence in the United Kingdom is a “technical stopover”.
He told The Punch, “They had a technical stopover in London. I am sure if you keep your ears to the ground, you will hear of his arrival soon.”
Could Technical Stopover be related to health issues? As President Buhari’s visit to the UK is synonymous with medical check-ups.