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Buhari’s medical trip confirms he is unwell & ailing – PDP



Buhari's medical trip confirms he is unwell & ailing - PDP | BellaNaija

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari‘s trip to the UK confirms that he is unfit to attend to state matters, The Cable reports.

Spokesperson of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this while speaking to journalists.

President Buhari left for the UK on Tuesday to see his doctor in the UK and is expected to return in 4 days.

Ologbondiyan said the fact that the presidency chooses to shroud the president’s health in secrecy mean Nigerians are being “treated like lesser men and women without reasoning capacity.” He said:

The confirmation of the presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari is unwell, ailing and unfit to attend to state matters, resulting to his latest journey to the United Kingdom for medical attention.

This admission, though belated and coming after intense public pressure, has now put to rest, speculations on the health status of the President, as well as his attendant inability to effectively govern.

It is however very unfortunate that the president and his handlers had chosen to shroud the issue of his persistent illness in secrecy under a government that prides itself on claims of transparency and integrity.

Nigerians will recall that shortly before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April, Mr. President, without transmitting a letter to the national assembly, as required by the constitution, undertook a private visit to the UK, where his doctors are known to reside, five clear days ahead of CHOGM. Nigerians were left in the dark for the period despite demands for full disclosure by the PDP.

Only last week, two days after his departure from the United States where he had gone for a state visit, Mr. President went ‘missing’ again.

When concerns began to mount on his whereabouts, the presidency claimed he had a technical stopover in the UK, citing flight issues, only for revelations to emerge from the same Presidency, on Monday, that Mr. President was actually in the UK to see his doctors. In these circumstances, Nigerians were taken for granted.


  1. Ese

    May 9, 2018 at 11:05 am

    A sick old man wants to be re elected next year? You people better go get your PVC especially the youths!! This man is very selfish, he knows he is unwell and not capable to rule Nigeria but he doesn’t want to step down. Why is he taking the people for granted? I wish there was a way Nigerians abroad could vote, that’s if they won’t rig the elections and make our vote not count for their own selfish reasons, because I would really love to vote!! The average Nigerian is suffering and graduates are now becoming prostitutes and yahoo boys due to no jobs!! I’m tired of seeing Nigerians suffer. What if I lived in Nigeria, how would my life turn out as a 26 year old female? Sigh.. God help us. Even with the bad state of the president now, some Nigerians with myopic reasoning would still vote him next year, all they need is 1k bribe..SMH

    • miss_nk

      May 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

      even without the 1k, a lot are still planning to vote for him because he’s from their place and is not “corrupt”. I wont be surprised if he’s just moving money out of the country with these his ever frequent trips

  2. cicimeleko

    May 11, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    sigh sigh sigh!!!!!!!
    where are the fab ladies and gents that give nice comments.
    BN whats Happening.
    this is truly sad.
    why oh why are you scarring people AWAY!!!!

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