A statement released to newsmen by Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed the news.
According to the statement, Buhari is expected to hold meetings with key members of the British political establishment and interact with some global institutions with stakeholder interest in the affairs of Nigeria.
“He will give a talk at the prestigious foreign policy hub, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatam House London’’, the statement said.
However, Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose is alleging that Buhari traveled to seek medical care.
Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, released a statement that contained the governor’s claims. Here are excerpts, as reported by Daily Post :
The truth is that Buhari travelled out today to seek medicare in USA.
If the APC people are saying otherwise, let them publish the picture of Buhari boarding the plane and granting interview to Aviation Correspondents at the Abuja Airport.
While I am happy that the APC people that are packaging Buhari finally hearkened to my plea that they should allow him (Buhari) to seek medicare abroad, I must say that it was evil for the APC to have lied that Buhari traveled on a working visit.
These APC political merchants should say the truth and save Nigeria from the possibility of another Yar’Adua experience.