There were mixed feelings in the Presidential Villa, on Saturday night, as the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, arrived Nigeria without her supposed sick husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Aisha who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, was received by the wife of the Senate President, Toyin Saraki, wives of the Governors of Kebbi and Kogi States, wives of the Service Chiefs, as well as the former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen.
Aisha who had traveled to Saudi Arabia, where she had performed the lesser hajj, thanked all Nigerians for supporting her husband’s administration.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for the goodwill and support for my husband, and Nigeria in general”, she said.
Upon Aisha’s arrival, a close source to the wife of the President, said any one giving information about the return of the President, was talking out of ignorance.
Recall, that some section of the media had reported that the President may return on Saturday or Sunday, after having been attended to by the Doctors, in the British capital.
However, the source insisted: “No one is aware of any arrangement of the President’s return. I’m sure we’ll be adequately briefed, if he is ready to come back.
“By now, you would have seen some protocol arrangements at the Villa, and at least at the airport. The President’s return to Nigeria will not be a secret.
“I can’t understand why Nigerians are worried, when they have been adequately informed that there is no need to panic. Mr President is in good shape and only needs to complete the circle of tests, as recommended by Doctors.
“Once that is done and the results are out, he will come back to resume work. The most important thing is that there is no vacuum, as the President has transmitted power to his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, who is acting on his behalf”, the source stressed.