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"Length of stay to be determined by London doctors", Femi Adesina said on his Twitter account.

Nigeria's president was departing Sunday night for further medical checkups in London, renewing fears over his health after he spent weeks overseas on medical leave earlier this year and said he'd never been so sick in his life. "The government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President".

A former spokesperson to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said that if President Muhammdu Buhari must resign, due to his ill health, the interest of his political associates who worked tirelessly to bring him into office must be accommodated.

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Buhari, a former military ruler, returned home in March after almost two months' medical leave in Britain and said he would need more rest and then go back to Britain for follow-up tests.

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Sunday before leaving for his medical trip in London. He also confessed to receiving "blood transfusions" and "going to the laboratories and so on and so forth".

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He also travelled in June past year to check an ear infection.

Moreover, The Guardian reported that he was also missing the Juma'at prayer at Aso Villa mosque last week.

He said the political implication of President Buhari's health "is neither simple nor straight forward, in a country as complex and convoluted politically as Nigeria".

It is unclear when he is expected to return to his country as the statement said that will only be determined by doctors.

"Nobody is fooled by their "see no evil, hear no evil posture" which is deliberate so as not to make them appear too supportive of the president for fear that that might make them lose out in case the president decides not to continue".

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