- Presidency had insisted that the meeting between President Buhari and Osinbajo in London lasted for one hour
- An online medium Sahara Reporters had reported that Osinbajo only spent five minutes with Buhari in London
- Sahara Reporters also claimed that it took Osinbajo 45 minutes before cabal allowed Osinbajo to see Buhari privately only for five minutes
The Nigerian Presidency has debunked the media report that said that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was only allowed to meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London for five minutes.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Personal Assistant to President Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad in his tweet described the report as not only untrue but a blatant lies orchestrated to mislead the public.
Ahmad said that President Buhari and Acting President Osinbajo on July 11th had a lengthy and very good meeting that lasted over an hour.
Sahara Reporters had reported that the highly celebrated meeting between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and ailing President Muhammadu Buhari lasted for five minutes only, claiming that it got the information from a Presidency officials in the know of what transpired between the two leaders at the "Abuja House" in London.
The online medium said that when Acting President Osinbajo arrived London, he left behind his entourage and traveled in a car with a few diplomatic staff alone to meet President Buhari in his abode.
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NAIJ.com gathered that Sahara Reporters said sources stated that President Buhari still has a major difficulty speaking audibly as his treatment continues for an ailment believed to be cancer, which is ravaging his system.
The bulk of time spent by Osinbajo in London was done arranging how to meet Buhari in person. According to sources when he arrived the Abuja House venue of the meeting it took at least 45 minutes to let him into where President Buhari met him privately only for five minutes before he was ushered out and spent some more time speaking with other aides of Buhari in the general area of the house before leaving Abuja house to return to Nigeria.
The meeting between Osinbajo and Buhari was not more than mere pleasantries according to our source who said Buhari shuttles between two hospitals, one outside London and the other one within the city, occasionally returning to “Abuja House” where he recuperates when his treatment is less intense.
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No cameras or recording devices were allowed into the meeting. When Ag. President Osinbajo left Abuja House he was seen entering the car that brought alone with no sign of President Buhari in a brief video supplied by Reuters.
NAIJ.com had previously reported that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti described the reported visit of acting president Yemi Osinbajo to Muhammadu Buhari in London as another plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to conceal the true state of health of the president.
In the NAIJ.com video below, some Nigerians express their doubts about President Buhari's health: