Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, has said the right of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to see his personal doctors cannot be taken away.
This is as criticisms continue to trail the President’s decision to have a medical checkup in London.
The criticisms have led to a series of protests at the Abuja House in London where the President is lodged.
A fresh protest organised by Revolution Now convener, Omoyele Sowore, has been scheduled for today in London to force Buhari to go have his medical checkup in Nigeria where doctors are currently on strike.
In an apparent reaction, Onochie disclosed that no amount of wailing can stop Buhari from embarking on medical trips which he has been doing for 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.