Change In Plans? Buhari Says He’s Taking ‘Short Rest’ In London

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There seem to have been a change in President Muhammadu Buhari’s purpose for visiting London, as he has disclosed that he was in London to take ‘a short rest’.

This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, to the effect that the President stated this in a letter he wrote to the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.

The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari writes Jordan’s King Abdullah, conveys good wishes and solidarity’.

NaijaNewsNow reports that the President had left the shores of Nigeria after his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina told Nigerians that he was going for ‘routine’ medical check-up.

In the statement on Thursday, the President was quoted as saying that he felt much disturbed when he heard reports of the problem in the royal family but felt reassured when he learnt that everything had been resolved amicably.

Shehu qouted Buhari as Saying: “While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

“Your exemplary leadership since ascending the throne has attracted worldwide admiration.

“Relations between Nigeria and Jordan have been excellent and I thank you for the part you have played in this relationship.

‘‘Your Majesty, I am much heartened that matters have now been resolved and I pray that the Hashemite Kingdom continues to not only remain peaceful, but also a major beacon of hope for the region under Your Majesty’s wise guidance.”

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