Buhari Departs for routine medical check-up in London, the price of an aging President

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday proceed to London, the United Kingdom for a routine medical check.

The announcement was made in a statement issued on Monday night by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari is the greatest spender of Nigeria’s common wealth through medical tourism abroad. To deny the aging process is to deny the existence of death.

Before departing the country for the UK, President Buhari met with the security chiefs Tuesday morning.

He is expected back in Nigeria during the second week of April 2021.

According to Channels, President Buhari had embarked on several medical trips between 2015 and 2019. During one of his trips in 2017, he spent 103 days in London with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, acting as the president then.

His long absence sparked rumours that he had passed on or cloned, the infamous Jubril of Sudan episode. When politicians get old and seriously needing medical attention, the burden ultimately goes to average Nigerians.

A peep into the 2023 presidential race also reveals that politicians don’t just retire even if they’re lacking in physical vigour and stamina.

Two weeks ago, a video surfaced online where US President, Joe Biden (78) stumbled while climbing aboard Air force One. Sometimes, age matters but to politicians, power matters most.

Does it worth the torture? When you see them, ask.

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