President Muhammadu Buhari has given a timeline that he may resign by a specific time if he doesn’t recover from his undisclosed illness, a credible source told Independent newspaper.
President Buhari had on May 7 left Nigeria for a medical follow up in the United Kingdom, handing over the his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
A credible source in the presidency on Tuesday told Independent that though the president has made immense improvements in the last couple of weeks, he was reported to have told his close aides recently that if he doesn’t recover by a specific date, he will tender his resignation letter.
He, however, failed to disclose the specific date or month given by the president.
He added that contrary to the views by many, the president is not desperate to cling on to power but he is being advised by doctors to continue with the treatment while Acting President Yemi Osinbajo presides over the affairs of the nation.
He also confirmed that though some aides of the president tried to bypass the acting president in order to get to the president, the president directed them to relate with the acting president who is presently in charge of the affairs of the nation.