Buhari speaks as hospitalised Osinbajo’s surgery went successful, to be discharged next few days

President Muhammadu Buhari has wished hospitalised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo a speedy recovery from the surgery the latter underwent.

“President Buhari sends best wishes to VP Yemi Osinbajo, after the latter underwent a surgical procedure on his leg,” his spokesman, Femi Adesina tweeted Saturday night. “I wish him speedy and full recovery,” the President says.”

Recurrent leg pain

Mr Osinbajo was said to be experiencing recurrent pains in his leg hence the need for the medical operation.

In a follow-up statement Saturday night, spokesman of the vice president, Laolu Akande, announced that the surgery went successful and that his principal will be discharged the next few days.

“The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, was admitted to the Duchess International Hospital GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash,” the statement reads.

“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr. Wallace Ogufere (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr. Om Lahoti (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr. Babajide Lawson (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr. Ken Adegoke (Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care); Dr. Oladimeji Agbabiaka (Consultant Anaesthetist); and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi (Consultant Physician & Medical Director).

“The operation was successful, and he is expected to be discharged within the next few days.”