President Muhammadu Buhari is off to London, United Kingdom.
The President will be vacationing in the foreign country for 10 days. The trip begins on Friday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will take charge in Buhari’s absence.
“President Buhari begins a 10-working-days holiday from August 3, 2018,” the Presidency tweeted on Wednesday.
“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect.
“While the President is on vacation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be in acting capacity as President.
“President Buhari will be in London for the holiday,” the Presidency said.
The news come as top political figures dump Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and elsewhere. Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal and APC spokesperson Bolaji Abdullahi dumped the party in the last 24 hours.
It is not clear if Buhari’s trip was planned ahead of time.
Reno Omokri, who is former media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, said Buhari was finding Nigeria’s political climate too hot at the moment.
Nigeria has become so hot for President Buhari that he has decided to DEFECT to London for 10 days. Buhari has written a letter to the Senate President @BukolaSaraki saying he is going on holiday to London on Friday. We hope that the President will agree to return after 10 days!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 1, 2018