Nigerian Vice President takes charge as President Buhari begins vacation in London

Two months ago, President Buhari also visited London on a medical trip.

Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson said Nigerian Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted a letter to the National Assembly informing them of the vacation.

“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect.

“While the President is on vacation, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will be in an acting capacity as President. President Buhari will be in London for the holiday.”

Two months ago, President Buhari also visited London on a medical trip after spending over 5 months treating an undisclosed illness in 2017.

His prolonged disappearance in 2017 prompted many to question his fitness to run one of the biggest economies in Africa.

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election in 2019 general election under the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.

The party has faced a series of defections in the last few weeks, losing key members to the opposition's Peoples Democratic Party.

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