APC welcomes Buhari, thanks Osinbajo, Nigerians

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The president hurriedly returned to Nigeria after pressures from protesters at home expanded to NY and later London.

NAN reports that President Buhari, who returned to Abuja on Saturday without his wife, Aisha, was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the acting President, Prof. "That is why l am here today to rejoice with the family", he said.

On both occasions, he handed over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The Presidential Palace was all activities as staff and security personnel were seen making last-minute preparations to receive Buhari.

Buhari would be received at the global airport later today and is expected to address Nigerians in a live broadcast on Monday, August 21 at 7a.m.

Many Nigerians will hope that the president's return will help increase the capacity of the presidency to address the serious issues that confront the nation.

He berated those he called "unpatriotic elements" using the President's ill health for politics and spread of baseless rumours, saying they should atone for their sins.

He said this while speaking with state house correspondents after a holding a meeting with the president. It signifies that Nigeria will continue to move forward.

"What Team Buhari have failed to understand is that it is easier to manage an economy than it is to manage lies".

Lateef Olawumi, also a Zonal Coordinator of the group said, "I am the happiest person on earth today because my president has just arrived".

Observers fear that political unrest could erupt in Nigeria, particularly in the predominantly Muslim north, should Buhari not finish his term in office. "Buhari's absence was causing a lot of tension, and it was going to a bad place".

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