President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, visited Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in London, United Kingdom, amid speculations about the latter’s health conditions.
Buhari had travelled to London for the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE 2021-2025) which held on July 29, and is expected back in the country in the second week of August — after a scheduled medical appointment.
Meanwhile, Tinubu, a former Lagos governor who is rumoured to be running for president, has left the country for over a month.
Several unconfirmed reports that he is sick and receiving medical treatment in London have surfaced as a result of his prolonged absence from Nigeria.
Though Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu debunked the rumours after a recent visit to Tinubu in London, the pictures from Buhari’s visit show otherwise as the APC chieftain was seen with a walking stick.
This development has since elicited torrent of reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
Below are some of the comments.
Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri said: “Is this what this agbaya should be doing? Visiting Tinubu in London when hunger is visiting Nigerians. When 250 children are still with bandits and kidnappers, including 89 Baptist Academy students? When his party is in disarray over Buni? Buhari is irresponsible! #TableShaker”
@UNCLE_AJALA wrote: “Buhari is in London for medical check-up, Tinubu is in UK for medical healthcare. Buhari has been president since 2015, Tinubu has been ruling Lagos since 1999, none of the two so called leaders can boast of one world class hospital that can treat them in Nigeria. VERY SHAMEFUL.”
@OtunMuri said: “No other shame on Nig aside this pic where Buhari & Tinubu are having treatment in London at a time Nig doctors are on strike, inflation is >30%, unemployment 33%, $1/₦525, debt is $87.24b with serious security challenges and the CBN Gov is at Jamaica throwing party. Ìlú Jogbo”
@BarcaPrincipal said: “Tinubu and Buhari are in the UK enjoying the very best of health care, While Nigerian Doctors are presently on strike and people are dying as a result of our leaders greed.”