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Buhari’s ‘short rest in London’ disturbed by Jordan royal family rift


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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has reacted to the royal family rift in Jordan.

In a statement released on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said he was disturbed while observing “a short rest” in London, United Kingdom.

Buhari’s message was contained in a letter he wrote to the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, titled, ‘President Buhari writes Jordan’s King Abdullah, conveys good wishes and solidarity.’

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The president, who previously informed Nigerians he is undergoing a routine medical check-up in London, however, said he felt reassured when he learnt that everything had been resolved amicably.

The presidential aide quoted Buhari’s letter thus, “While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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“Your exemplary leadership since ascending the throne has attracted worldwide admiration.

“Relations between Nigeria and Jordan have been excellent and I thank you for the part you have played in this relationship.

‘‘Your Majesty, I am much heartened that matters have now been resolved and I pray that the Hashemite Kingdom continues to not only remain peaceful, but also a major beacon of hope for the region under Your Majesty’s wise guidance.”

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