Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, has confirmed that the president will travel for his regular medical checkup in 2022 and 2023.
Onochie made the comment in response to those who were outraged by Buhari’s medical trip to London.
Buhari has seen his personal doctor since 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, according to her, and will do so again next year if he so chooses.
The presidential aide made this known in a statement titled: “Next Year, President Buhari will go for a routine check-up.”
According to the statement: “We have been here since 2016. Its 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. Thats blackmail. Thankfully, he doesn’t pay blackmailers.”
“In 2016, I ran from one media house to the other, educating us on d psychology of d 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 and 2023. He will go in 2014. He will continue to go. Its 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.”
Buhari had left Nigeria for a routine medical trip to London last week.
Following his journey, Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, organized a nonviolent rally in London to harass the president.
Omokri said that Buhari was put under house arrest by nonviolent demonstrators because he couldn’t leave the Abuja House in London.