“It’s very disrespectful to ask after Buhari’s health” – Presidential Aide

Mrs Lauretta Onochie, one of the media aides for President Muhammadu Buhari have slammed Nigerians who have continue to ask about the president’s health status, saying it’s disrespectful of them as Buhari is a private citizen.

She disclosed this when she was a guest at Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.

The presidential aide added:

“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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