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Personal Assistant to President Buhari on Social Media Lauretta Onochie has said that those asking for full disclosure of the health status of the president are disrespecting him as he is a private citizen.

She made this known when she was a guest at Channels Television‘s Politics Today on Monday.

When asked to comment on the recent #ResumeOrResign protest, she said:

“It is very insensitive of anyone to begin to call on someone who is unwell to resume. Governance is going on, the role of the President is that of coordination; governance is a collective duty. When he (Buhari) was leaving, power was fully transferred to the Vice President and today, we have an Acting President,” she said.

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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31 Comments

  1. Ec

    August 8, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Did he run as a private citizen?

    God will punish all of you who think you are deceiving the people

    • Biker Chic

      August 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

      How is this old woman in charge of social media?

    • Jade

      August 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

      If he’s a private citizen, it means he’s no longer the president. One can’t be president, government official and be a private citizen. Nigerian gov leaders increase your blood pressure their stupidity is unbearable. This woman, lai Mohammed, and many Buhari’s blind followers are evil. How do they sleep at night lying out of their ass.
      The president of a country doesn’t address his nation, people and to think it’s okay is sigh

  2. Sexy O

    August 8, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I watched the interview yesterday and could not continue so I don’t break my TV screen by mistake. The President was elected into His office by the electorates so his accountable to them. He should have a press conference to address the issue of his health so that people know what the actual issue is. I wish him safe recovery but what is bad is bad. Mr. President do the needful.

    • Bibi

      August 8, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Don’t mind. America’s Senator McCain announced to Americans that he has been diagnosed of brain cancer.

    • Seriously

      August 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Exactly. Any president is responsible and accountable for the country he serves. He’s become a public citizen from the day he was sworn in. It’s disrespectful for this lady to go on TV to spew such nonsense. Buhari is obviously not competent to rule the country. He should simply resign and go rest. It doesn’t make any sense to have a president who toured the world and spent the rest of his presidency in the hospital. APC, northerners are drunk in power with nothing to give, no result. Nigerians are not deeply ready for change, if they are change will happen through actions not words.

  3. truth

    August 8, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Mrs.onochie, I feel sorry for you. May God bless you with wisdom so you can stop spilling B.S. Any public official, especially politicians serving Nigeria, including yourself are not private citizens, they are public citizens and the moment you understand that the better.

    • nene+

      August 8, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Is he no longer called ” The Nigerian President”? , Is our Presidential Plane now used for private individual?, Are the tax payers no longer paying for his medical bills???
      APC lies and impunity is at an irredeemable level.

  4. unadite

    August 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

    …….but a public servant.

  5. john

    August 8, 2017 at 7:33 am

    What do u expect from a used tampoon

    • Jade

      August 8, 2017 at 11:59 am

      @John you are a used condom.

    • john

      August 8, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      ure mother should have swallowed you..take ur issues with ffk

    • Wendy

      August 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      The D&C procedure your mom went for should have been successful. Listen ladies, y’all better learn, children like John are what you get when you use an incompetent quack doctor. Unwanted child of a mentally unstable father. #legalizeaborshunz

  6. Patty boo

    August 8, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Is Aso rock for private citizens? This woman are you mad ni? When Hillary was contesting for presidency didnt she at some point bring her medical report?
    Even ordinary company wey wan employ you go ask for medical report.
    I’m just tired of all this.

    • S!

      August 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Even NYSC asks.

  7. Yellow sun

    August 8, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Madam aide..eti ya werey…private citizen ???
    Only in a loony land like Nigeria
    Mad people

  8. Nonso

    August 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

    How else can sycophancy be defined? Dead conscience. Madam, please wake up.

  9. Paul Agim

    August 8, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Ma you sound like a learn person but you don’t reason like one.may GOD help Nigerian and Let Sense Fall on us all.

  10. princess mimi

    August 8, 2017 at 8:42 am

    This aunty has never said anything meaningful. How is he a private citizen. How please? I can’t even… Abeg which of us private citizens is the government paying our medical bills? Bloody Sycophant.

  11. princess mimi

    August 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Just watched it again. So stupid. She is even stammering. O ma se o.. We are finished in this country

  12. ***

    August 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    We elected a president not an acting president, we are entitled to knowledge of the physical and mental well-being of the president we elected
    Taxpayers money foot the medical bills of the elected president, therefore taxpayers demand a state of account of how their money is spent continously without explanation from federal govt. For all we know he could be treating headache and spending thousands of pounds
    Why not advise your boss to embrace integrity and step aside? If you are too unhealthy and ill to hold office, relinquish power

  13. barrister lawyer

    August 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

    When you sell your conscience for matching outfits.

  14. rain

    August 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

    This woman talks rubbish because of sycophancy all the time…….if shes not fighting with someone

  15. Diamond

    August 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Can this mama use social media?

  16. missnk

    August 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    she looks constipated and bloated with all the lies she has to tell. A private citizen that has a country’s jet in another country for over 3 months while he’s receiving treatment using our money.

  17. seyola

    August 8, 2017 at 11:33 am

    This woman’s boot licking has damaged her brain. A president of a country, a private citizen? Was she high on something before the interview? With this kind of people in govt, God help Nigeria.

  18. Blessing

    August 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Tragic!

  19. bee

    August 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Madam, stop smoking cheap weed!!

  20. Adedoyin Akanbi

    August 8, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Madam, you are unfit for your job, how on earth could you open your mouth in a TV interview being watched by millions of people all over the word and declare that Nigeria president is a private individual. If this is true, who is responsible for the president’s medical bills. We thought Lai Mohammed is the only illeterate in Buhari’s caninet. Nigerians have rights to know the true state of health of their President. Pls stop behaving like a fool and deceiver, infact you are a disgrace to Nigeria and the portfolio you represent. we had enough of this rubbish.. Meshionu. God bless you Okinbaloye. Fish them out.

  21. Mag

    August 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Illiterate dinosaurs.

  22. Avocado

    August 8, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Abeg help us relocate Buhari back to Nigeria!!!

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