Acting President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in London on Tuesday, where he will meet President Muhammadu Buhari who has spent the last two months on medical leave.
Reporter saw Osinbajo arrive at Abuja House, the Nigerian High Commission in London, late on Tuesday. He did not comment as he entered the building.
Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, to allay concerns of a void at the top of Africa’s biggest economy.
“Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards,” the vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a Twitter message posted earlier on Tuesday. No details were given.
AgP Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards.
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) July 11, 2017
Officials have not disclosed details of Buhari’s illness, which has caused fierce speculation in Nigerian media and on social media about his ailment and whether he will seek a second term in the 2019 election.
A thin-looking Buhari was last seen in Nigeria on state television welcoming a group of 82 girls released by militant group Boko Haram, hours before he flew to Britain.
It is the ailing president’s second break in Britain this year. The first that began in January and lasted nearly two months.