The Governor of Ebonyi State who is one of the seven governors who visited the President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday, has described the rate of the recovery of the President as a miracle.
Smash9ja News had earlier reported that 7 Nigerian governors who left Nigeria on Tuesday night to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London, met and had a meeting with him by 3:00pm on Wednesday at the Abuja house in the British capital.
Photos also emerged online showing the governors from the Nigerian Governors Forum having a meeting with the President, another photo also shows the president’s wife, Aisha, beside her husband.
While speaking after the high profile meeting, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, who was among the governors that visited the President in London, described the rate of the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari as a miracle.
The governor disclosed in a telephone interview with Punch newspaper from London, that he and his colleagues were surprised with the level of his (President) recovery.
He, however, said that he was happy, just like the other six governors, that the President was making progress and that he had improved very well, adding that the President would soon return to the country as soon as his doctors certified him alright.
He said, “We met a cheerful President whose level of recovery is a miracle. We know he will soon return home as soon as his doctors certify him to do so. What he’s treating is not mere malaria that we can say he will return today or tomorrow.
“However, we are happy and we thank God for what we saw. It is contrary to the pictures people are painting on the social media. The President we saw is recuperating well and we are happy for that.
“It is even better that, we as members of the opposition party, are among the entourage. Nigerians should continue to pray for the President. “
When asked whether the President told them the likely date of his return, he said no, adding that there was no need to be too expectant, saying that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), was doing a good job.
“We don’t need to panic because we have a hardworking acting President who is doing a fantastic job. All we need to do as Nigerians is to continue to pray for the President,” the governor added.
Apart from Umahi, others governors in the entourage are Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Umar Ganduje (Kano); and Kashim Shettima (Borno).