President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has said the President’s right to see his personal doctors cannot be taken away, no matter the amount of wailing.
This is as the President’s travel to London for medical checkup continues to breed criticisms.
The decision has also led to a series of protests at the Abuja House in London where the President is currently lodged.
Last week, a protest was led by a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, demanding the return of Buhari to receive treatment in hospitals in Nigeria.
A fresh protest organized by the convener of Revolution Now, Omoyele Sowore, has been scheduled for today, April 7, in London to force Buhari to go have his medical checkup in Nigeria where doctors are currently on strike.
In what seemed like a reaction to this, Onochie stated on Twitter that no amount of wailing can stop Buhari from embarking on medical trips, as this has been the culture for years.
Her tweet says, “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 cant 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.”