BEVERLY HILLS, April 07, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to seek medical care overseas, his aide, Lauretta Onochie, said on Wednesday.
She was reacting to criticisms of the President’s medical check-up in London amid the ongoing nationwide strike of resident doctors.
Nigerians had berated Buhari for not investing in healthcare, saying he would have been treated back home had he done that.
His presence at the Abuja House in London has been rocked with protests by some Nigerians in the UK.
Reacting to the criticism and protests, Onochie said nobody could take away Buhari’s right to his physicians of over 40 years.
She tweeted: “Next year, Pres. @MBuhari will go for a routine checkup. We have been here since 2016. It’s been the same wailing. So the response will also be the same. At least, once a year, people across the world see their personal doctors especially one they have seen for about 40 years.
“@MBuhari won’t dump his doctor of about 40 years so that wailers can be happy. That’s blackmail. Thankfully, he doesn’t pay blackmailers. In 2016, I ran from one media house to the other, educating us on the psychology of the bond between a patient & his/her long-standing doctor. He went for #CheckUp in 2017, 2018, 2019 & in 2020, just before the pandemic. Same wailing and same explanations.
“The fact remains that if @MBuhari chooses, he will go for checkups in 2022 & 2023. He will continue to go. It’s his choice to go or not to. I don’t know any man who will accept a different barber to cut his hair if the one he is used to, is not available.
“Wailing can’t take away his rights to see his personal doctors so wailers must get ready for two more years of wailing and fooling around. God bless Nigeria.”