President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way back to Nigeria, the United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says.
The group shared the information on its verified Twitter handle claiming that the President’s jet took off at exactly 12.33 pm on Friday.
“We wish President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential team a safe flight back to Nigeria. Air force one departed Stansted at exactly 12:33hrs for Nigeria,” the message read. A video clip of the takeoff of the presidential jet was attached to the post.
It was initially announced that Buhari will return from his four-day medical trip on Saturday, but if the information by the APC-UK is anything to go by, the President could be home by Friday evening.
The distance from the UK to Nigeria is approximately six hours.
The APC national elective congress holds on Saturday, and perhaps the President want to arrive in good time to be able to attend.