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Ben Bruce: Buhari is one of the most famous health tourists

Ben Bruce: Buhari is one of the most famous health tourists
August 03
15:52 2018

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the “most famous health tourist”.

He made the remark in a veiled reference to Buhari in a post on his Facebook page.

He hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for seeking medical services within Nigeria, wondering why Buhari prefers going outside the country.

“A few days ago, I was with President Obasanjo in Bayelsa where he went for his medical check-up. That is a leader who believes in Nigeria. That is a leader who loves Nigeria. Meanwhile, I hear that London would soon have a visit from one of her most famous health tourists,” he wrote.

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Buhari left for the UK earlier on Friday.

On Wednesday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced that the president would spend 10 days in the UK.

He added that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be in charge of the country in the president’s absence.

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He said the president had informed the leadership of the national assembly about his trip.

“In compliance with section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the president of the senate, and the speaker, house of representatives to that effect,” he said.

Last year, Buhari spent a total of 152 days in London in the course of medical treatment.

The president’s health has been a subject of controversy as his ailment has not been disclosed.

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Buhari is seeking another term next year but his opponents have asked him not to run, citing his health condition as one of the reasons.

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