President Muhammadu Buhari has again cancelled his trip to Dakar, Senegal for an ECOWAS summit scheduled to hold today.
This has left many Nigerians wondering why the President has added this to a string of abruptly cancelled travels by Buhari led administration.
Recall that the President had abruptly cancelled his broadly publicized clean-up campaign of Ogoni in Rivers State following a string of incessant oil spills in the region. That cancellation followed another cancellation of an official trip to Lagos State.
The People’s Democratic Party had alleged that PMB is seriously ill and is covering up his state of health from Nigerians.
The President’s kitchen cabinet has denied allegations of Buhari’s ill health stating that the President decided to shelve the Dakar trip because Nigerians now describe him as a globe trotter.
“The President cares about Nigerians and their feelings… He is a very sensitive leader. Because he didn’t make the Lagos and Rivers trips he is also shelving the Senegal trip so that he doesn’t seem insensitive to the issues plaguing the nation,” one presidential source said.
President Buhari was supposed to leave Abuja last night for Dakar to attend the one day summit slated for today, Friday, apparently sent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to represent him at the regional meeting.
In less than two weeks, President Buhari has canceled highly publicized official trips to Lagos, Cross River and Rivers States, respectively.