– Honorable Abdulmumin Jibrin stated that he did not expect the president to read his speech as though he was announcing a coup d’etat
– The embattled former chairman of the Appropriations Committee noted that it was fair for people to have ideas and expectations about what Buhari was going to say
– The president returned to the country on Saturday, August 18, after being away for over 100 days as he tended to an undisclosed ailment in London
Honorable Abdulmumin Jibrin, the suspended member of Nigeria’s lower legislative chambers, has also reacted to the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari, today, August 21.
In a post on his twitter handle, @AbdulAbmJ, the former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, described the speech as one announcing a ‘coup d’etat.
Fair for every one to have ideas and expectations but I did not expect PMB to read a speech this morning like he is announcing a coup d’etat
— Abdulmumin Jibrin (@AbdulAbmJ) August 21, 2017
The president’s speech marked the first time he had addressed the nation in a live broadcast since departing the country for the United Kingdom, to treat an undisclosed illness.
Buhari had been away for over 100 days and had taken up residence at the Abuja House, London, during that time.
He returned to the country on Saturday, August 18, and was received by APC officials and some governors at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
There had been requests from many Nigerians for the president to address them even while he was on medical vacation in Londo