Wailers can’t stop Buhari from seeing personal doctors in London – Onochie


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President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media aide, Lauretta Onochie says wailers will not be able to stop the president from seeing his personal doctors in London, United Kingdom.

She stated this in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

President Buhari had last week Tuesday travelled to London for “routine medical check-up”.

He is expected back in Nigeria in the second week of April.

However, many Nigerians criticised the president for heading to London for medical check-up while Nigerian doctors are on strike over poor working conditions.

Reacting to the critics, Onochie described them as “wailers”.

She wrote, “We have been here since 2016. Its been the same wailing. So the response will also be the same. I do not understand why the pandemic has negatively affected certain people more than the rest of us.

“People across the world, have personal physicians. President Buhari is not an exception. People go to wherever their personal doctors are especially one they have seen for decades.

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“President Buhari won’t dump his doctor of about 40 years so that wailers can be happy. That’s blackmail. Thankfully, he doesn’t pay blackmailers.

“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.

“I do not know any man who will have a different barber cut his hair when the one he is used to, is not available. I don’t know any lady who would have her hair or nails done by a different hairdresser or technician from her usual, let alone, change her doctor.

“But it goes to show that many of us do not go for checkups because we do not understand what it means. We only see doctors when we are unwell. Those who take their health seriously, have annual checkups. That’s what President Buhari is attending to.

“The same wailers told their gullible followers that the man in the Villa, is not President Buhari. So, why bother? The fact remains that if President Buhari chooses, he will go for checkups in 2022, and 2023.

“Then from 2024, when he will not need to inform Nigerians, he will continue to go. It’s his choice to go or not to go.

“Wailing cannot take away his rights to see his personal doctors. So, wailers must get ready for two more years of wailing.”

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