Amidst growing concerns on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari, the President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Thursday, disclosed that the President would go on another medical vacation.

She, however, said the ailing Nigerian leader would not do so by being hounded by anyone.

Onochie disclosed this on her Twitter handle, @Laurestar, while reacting to statements by individuals and groups on the matter.

She said Buhari, who returned to the country on March 10 after a 49-day medical sojourn in the United Kingdom, would embark on the medical vacation only on his doctor’s appointment.

“President Buhari will go on medical leave but only on his doctor’s appointment. Not by being hounded,” she stated.



On the reports that Buhari has not been discharging his constitutional duties as the country’s President allegedly because of his ill-health, Onochie said governance was not a one-man show.

Describing governance as teamwork, she stated that the President was working.

“The business of governance is not like splitting firewood where the axe is in the hands of one man.

“It is teamwork. So, President Buhari is working,” she added.

The presidential aide also faulted those who had raised concerns on the state of health of the President, wondering whether they would know better than the President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, who had said her husband’s health was not as bad as being reported.

Onochie stated, “Sad. People come on television to express strong assumptions as truth.

“Shouldn’t Aisha Buhari know better about her husband’s health status than SERAP?

“It is very sad that adults would hold strong opinions about something they know nothing about and make strong utterances based on assumptions.”

Mrs. Buhari had, on Tuesday, taken to her Twitter handle and Facebook page to say her husband’s health was not as bad as being perceived in some quarters.

The President’s wife had said her husband had continued to carry out his constitutional responsibilities as the President without hindrance.

The President’s wife wrote, “I wish to inform everyone that his (Buhari) health is not as bad as it’s being perceived. Meanwhile he continues to carry out his responsibilities during this period.”

Excerpted From Punch Newspaper

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