Nigerians Set Twitter Ablaze Over Lauretta Onochie’s Comments On President Buhari’s Health Status

The comments by the Personal Assistant to Nigeria’s President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie that her principal, President Muhammadu Buhari is a ‘private citizen’ and such should not be asked to reveal his health status has been greeted by strong criticism on micro blogging site, Twitter.

Onochie who made this comment on ‘Politics Today’, a program on Channels Television’ on Monday night, stressed that it is ‘disrespectful’ for Nigerians to demand for the health status of Mr. Buhari.

Making reference to the United Kingdom, Onochie stressed that “nobody would release anybody’s health record to another, not even the members of their family unless the person decides to approve” such.

According to her, “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” she opined.

Displeased with the comments, Nigerians took to micro blogging site, Twitter to lambast the President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media.

Read some of the comments below:……………..

 

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