PDP Reacts to the Return of Buhari from London
Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, former Kaduna governor and PDP’s national caretaker committee chairman, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We are happy to welcome the president from his medical vacation in London. We welcome him home; but we will continue to pry his full recovery,” Makarfi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in a telephone interview on Friday in Jos.
Buhari, who traveled to London on a medical vacation on Jan. 19, returned to the country on Friday, March 10. “The PDP will continue to pray for the president; all Nigerians should do same.
“Presiding over Nigeria is a huge task, so we must pray for sound and steady health so that Buhari can effectively handle that tough job,” Makarfi said, in his reaction to the news.
Meanwhile, Nigerians across religious and political faiths have taken to the streets in Masaka, Mararaba and Keffi in Nasarawa State, to celebrate the safe return of the president from London. Newsmen report that the jubilant crowds took over the busy Abuja-Keffi highway, causing a heavy traffic snarl.
Some of the residents, who spoke with journalists in Karu, said that they were happy over his safe return, and prayed for God’s guidance and protection to enable him perform his constitutional responsibilities to Nigerians.
Vanguard correspondents, who monitored the jubilation, observed that the residents held placards appreciating God for the safe return of Buhari.