By Bankole Wright
President Muhammadu Buhari was not allowed to see the first lady during her recent visit to the UK, according to SaharaReporters.
The online news site claims the information came from presidency sources on Tuesday, affirming that the president has been kept away from several of his aides and even those bodyguards who supposedly traveled with him.
The President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari is the ‘manipulator-in-chief’, according to the sources.
The report also says that Buhari has not spoken to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for several weeks following his departure from Abuja for a second round of medical treatment.
Also, that the public declaration by former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, that he met Buhari in London is a complete fabrication as Buhari did not at any time receive Kalu.
It was also confirmed that Buhari is in a non-speaking mode, and is only reached by two aides, Tunde Saburi and Sarki Abba, who haven’t mentioned any improvement.
Aisha Buhari returned from her UK trip, we would recall, sending messages to her family members in Adamawa claiming her husband was recovering fast but asked for continuous prayers.
Kyari is said to be the brain behind all the underground moves. It was he, they claimed, who a few days ago passed a fake document to Garba Shehu, one of Buhari’s spokespersons, claiming that Buhari had given Osinbajo the go-ahead to sign the 2017 budget.
According to their sources, Osinbajo had already decided on the date he would sign the budget, a decision that was delayed only by a last-minute discussion to include some projects such as the Lagos-Apapa Port road repairs. They said they were not surprised at Shehu’s fake statement claiming Buhari sent a letter granting the Acting President the right to sign the budget.