In an announcement made on Thursday, Garba Shehu, the spokesperson for former President Muhammadu Buhari, revealed that Buhari has left his hometown in Daura, Katsina State. Following the conclusion of his second term in office, Buhari had expressed his desire to retire to his farm in Daura.
After handing over power to President Bola Tinubu on May 29 in Abuja, Buhari returned to his hometown, where a warm reception awaited him in the form of a durbar organized by his people. During the event, the president expressed gratitude for the warm welcome.
Recently, photographs depicting the former president and his successor, President Bola Tinubu, together in London started circulating widely. While the pair had a private meeting, the details of their discussion were not disclosed. Speculation arose suggesting that the meeting pertained to securing favorable treatment for Buhari’s appointees who are currently under investigation by the current administration.
However, in response to these rumors, Garba Shehu released a statement on Thursday, categorizing the reports as fake news. Shehu clarified that no individuals other than the two leaders were present at the meeting. Furthermore, Shehu hinted that Buhari had left Daura, although he refrained from disclosing his exact destination.
The departure of Buhari from his Daura residence marks a significant development in the post-presidential phase of his life. As the public eagerly awaits further updates, the speculations surrounding the purpose of his meeting with President Tinubu continue to fuel curiosity. Stay tuned for more information as the story unfolds.
He said Buhari had “moved out to a more distant place,” because he could not find the quietness he wished for, as
“visitors troop in morning, day and night.”
Shehu said “He chose to go home in Daura hoping to find the type of quiet he wished for himself but realizing that this was not the case, visitors trooping in morning, day and night, he moved out to a more distant place.
“It remains his wish that he be allowed to have his needed rest, and for the Tinubu administration to have the right atmosphere to work on the realisation of the promises they made.”
On Sallah day, buhari Sallau, one of the ex-president’s aides, released pictures of Buhari with his family members.
It is unclear where the pictures were taken.
In April, Buhari vowed to relocate to the neighbouring country, Niger Republic, if there’s any distraction in Daura.
“If they make any noise to disturb me in Daura, I will leave for the Niger Republic.”
“I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible. I got what I wanted and will quietly retire to my hometown,” he reportedly said.