A rally for welcoming President Mohammadu Buhari’s return to the country after spending 103 days on a medical vacation in London held in Ekiti State on Monday.
According to Daily Post, “Hundreds of the president’s supporters and teeming members of the APC matched through the capital city on Ado-Ikere Road.
They were led by APC’s state Deputy chairman, Mrs. Kemi Olaleye and publicity secretary of the party, Taiwo Olatunbosun and other party leaders. The rally participants were singing and dancing and literarily shut down the capital city.
This is just as mixed reactions have continued to trailed President Buhari’s return.
While the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief Segun Oni described the home coming as a soothing balm on the controversial political atmosphere in Nigeria, a traditional leader and Industrialist, Prince Olusegun Aderemi urged the President to apologise to Nigerians who have been aggrieved by his absence.
In a statement signed by Oni’s media aide, Mr. Steve Alabi in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, he said that, “seeing President Muhammadu Buhari in good health has put a lie to the wishes of those who don’t wish the nation well. ”
Ekiti Governorship hopeful under the platform of APC, Kola Alabi congratulated the party for the save return of Buhari and commended Vice-President Osinbajo for having holding forte excellently while the president was away.
“President Buhari’s return is greatly heart warming and I congratulate our great party. Now our distractors’ mouths would be shut properly and the promoters of hate speech would be shamed. We also commend Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for having successfully held forte for the president till now, ” Alabi said.
On the contrary, Aderemi who spoke with newsmen at his country home in Ado Ekiti, urged the president to apologise to Nigerians who have been aggrieved by his absence, saying that Buhari should not blame anybody who is aggrieved and expresses his or her grievances about his long absence, noting that, it is their right as citizen to so be.