By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
In what appears to be a thumb up for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and a dismissal of the accusation of nepotism and favouritism levelled against him last week by some Northern leaders, the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, returned to Nigeria from London Tuesday with a message from President Muhammadu Buhari commending Osinbajo for loyalty.
The First Lady had left Nigeria for London on May 30, three weeks after her husband left the country for medical treatment in the United Kingdom. Upon her departure, the First Lady promised to spend some time with her husband.
While announcing her arrival via her Twitter handle, @aishabuhari at about 8.50am, Tuesday morning, Mrs. Buhari said her husband thanked Nigerians for their prayers for his health and by extension towards the fulfilment of the mandate of his government.
“I thank Allah for my safe trip to UK, where l visited President @MBuhari. He thanks Nigerians for their constant prayers for his health towards achieving the mandate of this administration as contained in our APC manifesto so that we can build a very strong institution for a better future of our country Nigeria. Thank you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mrs. Buhari tweeted.
However, a statement issued two hours later by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, said Buhari thanked Osinbajo for his loyalty and called on Nigerians to continue to support him in his commitment to achieving the mandate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).