Personal assistant to President Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has said that it is not right for Nigerians to ask about the health status of the ailing President, who has been on medical vacation in London for more than 90 days, because he is a “private citizen at the moment.”
Ms. Onochie said this during an interview on Channels TV Monday evening.
“For the life of me, I have no idea why anybody should disrespect another by asking for the details of their health status. As we speak, we have an acting president. As we speak, President Buhari seems to be like a private citizen at the moment. We have no right and it is very disrespectful for anyone to ask for his health status. In the UK where I came from nobody would release anybody’s health record to another, not even the members of their family unless the person decides to approve.
“The prerogative to speak on his ailment lies only on President Buhari. If he chooses, it is a choice. It is very disrespectful and very intrusive. We are intruding into his private rights. He has rights too as a citizen of Nigeria. It is not right, not appropriate. Anybody can get sick at any particular time”.
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