- A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to the criticisms that have trailed Buhari's medical trip to the UK
- Onochie argued that those offended by the trips are wailers
- The media aide said the circumstances surrounding Buhari's medical trips have been explained in the past
A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, has justified the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek medical care in the UK.
Onochie in a Facebook post on Tuesday, April 6, said no amount of criticism can stop Buhari from embarking on medical trips which he has been doing for years.
She explained that the president has been visiting his personal doctor for about 40 years, noting that the president has the right to embark on such a trip wherever his doctor is located.
The aide said back in 2026 when Buhari was ill, she explained that the president had a personal relationship with his doctor.
According to her, the president in 2017-2020 visited his doctor for medical checkups as he has done for years.
When he took ill in 2016, everything was explained. I was running from one media house to the other like a headless chicken, educating us on the psychology of the relationship between a patient and his or her long-standing doctor.
Thankfully, he made a full recovery. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, he went for #CheckUps. In 2020 he went before the beginning of the pandemic. The same wailing and the same explanations.''
Onochie said Buhari can decide to travel to the UK for checkups in 2022, and 2023 because it is his right to see his personal doctors.
He made this claim on his Twitter page on Thursday, April 1, two days after President Muhammadu Buhari flew to the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central during the eighth National Assembly added that such a Bill will face two deadly huddles.