President Muhammadu Buhari is on a 4 day trip to the UK to his doctors and Nigerians had criticised the move as soon as the presidency mad the announcement some days ago. Some people even went ahead to dig out a 2015 statement which Buhari made in Chatham House condemning medical tourism.
See statement here
In a swift response, the presidency took to its Twitter handle to debunk th statement saying “The ‘Chatham House’ quote below, attributed to Pres Buhari, & currently circulating on social media, is FICTIONAL. Kindly disregard it. 1. The President’s Chatham House event was on Feb 26, not Feb 21, 2015.” See tweet below;
The ‘Chatham House’ quote below, attributed to Pres @MBuhari, & currently circulating on social media, is FICTIONAL. Kindly disregard it.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 9, 2018
Some Nigerians immediately responded to the statement of the presidency, saying Buhari did violate his campaign promise to end medical tourism, regardless of where and when the statement was made.
See reactions here
Nigeria's Buhari 'broke promise to end medical tourism'- BBC. https://t.co/Xq54uT961G
Is this also a lie?
— ENIOLA (@ENIBOY) May 9, 2018
We believe that most of the content of the speech has been removed or edited. That’s why it took you nearly three years to reply. You cannot fool Nigerians. The truth is that Buhari made that statement, whether it was made at Chatham House or not is irrelevant. He made It, Period
— Kendo (@Kendo81326098) May 9, 2018
You guys are always very fast and proactive to react to things like this, but will play dead when its important matters affecting the common Nigerian on the street's …….
Plz spare me the crappie stories we are not interest in tales by moonlight ..
— 👑 Obong Ekpe 🐯 (@Ody_johnson) May 9, 2018
Why are you always swift to respond when the cover of your deceits have been blown. Respond quickly to the yawning of Nigerians by delivering good governance, security of lives and property, instead of trying to save face.
— shodeinde adeolu (@adeh_21) May 9, 2018
1.Does this justify the president seeking medicals outside the countries.
2.What has he done to the medical facilities?
3.Why must he continue if he is not medically okay, is it an abomination for him to step down, talk less of going for second term..
All of you are not alright..
— Olabode™ (@Hollybiz) May 9, 2018
That “fictional” report does not change the FACT that you broke your promise to end medical tourism. Lead by example.
— ijeoma(ijeluv) (@ijeomadaisy) May 9, 2018