President Muhammadu Buhari has called off his much advertised scheduled visit to Lagos due to an ear infection, according to reports.
Buhari who is expected in Lagos on Monday, May 23, 2016 contracted the infection and will no longer be able to visit the state but will be represented by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), according to reports.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed this information on Sunday evening, May 22, 2016 but offered a different explanation.
“The president will not be able to make it to Lagos for a two-day working visit due to other busy schedule. He will however be represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.”
“The president is faced with scheduling difficulties and that is the reason for the postponement of the visit. He needs more time for Lagos and for Edo which had earlier been stepped down.
“As a result of this, the visit has been scaled down and he is being represented by H. E. the VP, who is going to Lagos to commission a few projects, leaving the rest for Mr President. The president will undertake these visits after the Ramadan,” Mr. Shehu said in a follow up statement.
However, SaharaReporters, the unofficial mouthpiece of the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced on Twitter that the president is suffering an ear infection and has a result would cancel the trip to Lagos. The tweet from the citizen reporter website prompted the official statements.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) May 22, 2016
Buhari was scheduled to commission some roads built by the state and pay homage to the Oba of Lagos.