The senator representing Bayelsa East in the Nigerian Senate, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the most famous health tourist.
He said this in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, hailing former President Olusegun Obasanjo for seeking medical services within Nigeria while Buhari seeks his own outside the country.
In obvious reference to Buhari, Mr. Murray-Bruce labelled President Buhari as the most famous health tourist.
The senator wrote, “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.”
Mr. Buhari begins a 10-day leave on Friday (today) and it is understood that he will see his doctors i
- n London during the period.
Murray-Bruce had also in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle alleged intimidation of the opposition by the Buhari Government.
He tweeted, “Using law enforcement officials to oppress political opponents and rivals is wrong for the simple reason that you may not always be in power and your precedent may be used against you. A president that wants to sleep in peace when he hands over should be careful how he uses power.
“The more the @MBuhari-led @OfficialAPCNg government persecutes us, the more we in the @OfficialPDPNig become more united and determined to rid Nigeria of a blaming and inept administration and return Nigeria to the path of unity, peace and prosperity! PDP is one united family!”
The senator cited the case of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, who recently dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and was immediately accused of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
“Governor Sam Ortom, you are not alone. They can bring the police and the EFCC against you but in good times and in bad times, we will be by your side standing shoulder to shoulder with you to uphold genuine democracy for the people of Benue and the whole of Nigeria!
“To all those who are tired of the reign of dictatorship, impunity, incompetence and ineptitude on display in the APC, we invite you to join us in the PDP where peace, justice and unity reign,” he tweeted.