Buhari’ Return, Turns to Game of Chance
Nigeria ’ s ailing President Muhammadu Buhari return turns to a game of chance. Buhari who has been away in London for almost three months has become the subject of a sports betting game in his homeland .
A popular sports gaming site , NaijaBet. com, is asking those interested to stake their money on when Buhari who left Nigeria on May 7 on his latest medical trip to the British capital, would return .
The company usually focusses on English Premiership , Champions League and other sporting events , but recently launched the ‘ Buhari to Return ’ game:
////YOU CAN BET ON IF HE WILL RETURN ON THE 2ND WEEK OF AUGUST OR THE 4TH ///
The 74- year -old Buhari first sought treatment in London in June last year for what presidency officials said was a persistent inner ear infection , he returned after six months for check – ups that were later said to be “ a long period of treatment ” .
Buhari himself admitted on his return to Abuja in March that he had not been that ill before .
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been acting on his behalf, but despite his effectiveness in his absence , Buhari’ s protracted absence has sparked heated public debate in Nigeria .
Last month, members of the ruling party and the opposition went paid him a visit in London and even took pictures with him in London to douse public anxiety .
Buhari, a former military ruler who ruled for 20 months in 1980s before he was toppled by a coup was confronted with speculation about his health even before he emerged as democratic elected president in 2015.
During the campaign of 2015 election, the then – ruling party claimed he was seriously ill with prostate cancer and even put out advertisements insinuating he would die in office .
He rejected all the claims.