President Muhammadu Buhari has been undergoing medical tests in the UK for two weeks[/caption]
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after weeks of medical leave in the UK and speculation over his condition.The 74-year-old, who flew into an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna, is now the capital, Abuja, an aide has tweeted. The former military ruler left Nigeria on 19 January and has been having medical checks in London. Details of his condition have not been disclosed. But, according to a tweet from his assistant Bashir Ahmad, the president has said: “I am pleased I am back, I am feeling much better now.” Mr Buhari had to go to Kaduna as the capital’s airport is temporarily closedfor repairs. An official statement on Thursday said President Buhari had left Nigeria for a “vacation, during which he had medical check-ups”. “The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.” The president’s critics are now questioning whether he is fit enough to hold office, reports the BBC’s Martin Patience from Lagos. The main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for more transparency about the president’s condition.