The online news forum reports that insider sources reveal the three doctors all British and Caucasian are two males and one female.
Although President Buhari and his aides have refused to divulge the nature of his ailment, SaharaReporters claim the President is suffering from Crohn’s Disease, an intestinal disorder. He is also known to have prostate issues as well as age-related disorders, including early-stage dementia.
According to the online media forum, Presidency sources disclosed that Mr. Buhari was slated to leave Nigeria on May 10 for another medical trip to Britain. However, the arrival today of a new set of medical doctors to attend to him might be a further attempt by a cabal of some of his closest associates to frustrate his departure from Nigeria.
Following heightened apprehension within the Presidential Villa about the president’s condition, the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, was seen moving a lot of documents out of the villa. However, it is unclear why Mr. Kyari made the move to take away documents to an unknown location.
Meanwhile, amidst growing concerns about Buhari’s health status, Lauretta Onochie, the President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, on Thursday, confirmed that the President would go on another medical vacation.
Through her Twitter handle, @Laurestar, Onochie while reacting to statements by individuals and groups on the issue 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.
In response to allegations that the President has not been discharging his constitutional duties because of his ill-health, Onochie stressed that governance was not a one-man show. She described governance as teamwork, maintaining that the President was working. Hear her:
“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.”
Onochie also faulted those who had raised concerns about 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.
“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,” Onochie stated.
But on Thursday, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) insisted that Buhari should disclose his health status to Nigerians.
In an interview, NMA’s President, Prof. Mike Ogirima, explained that President Buhari disclosing his health status would douse tension and rumours about his well-being.
Ogirima described Buhari as the number one public servant and the father of the nation, adding that he had his rights and privileges. Faulting information management concerning Buhari’s health, the NMA President said:
“He is the number one public servant and the father of the nation. He has rights and privileges. It will douse a lot of rumours and tension, if he discloses his health status to the public.
“The media team of the Presidency is not managing it (information around the President) well.
“To the Presidency, I wish they could manage the information around the President well.
“To Nigerians, who are concerned, I wish to advise them to be prayerful, particularly for the good health of our dear father of the nation.”