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Buhari President sought medical help in UK because PDP destroyed health sector - Senator

He disclosed that Buhari had to travel to the United Kingdom for proper treatment because his ear problem did not improve after he was treated by his Nigerian doctors.

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health Dr. Lanre Tejuoso, has blamed the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the deteriorated health sector, saying it was the reason President Muhammadu Buhari had to seek medial help abroad for his ear infection.

Tejuoso, who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said the PDP administrations in the past 16 years destroyed the health care system.

He stated this in Abeokuta on Monday, June 20, at the sideline of his empowerment programme where he distributed many items including cars to the people of his constituency.

He disclosed that Buhari had to travel to the United Kingdom for treatment because his ear problem did not improve after he was treated by his Nigerian doctors.

“Do you know the party of the President? It’s All Progressives Congress. Do you know the party that ruled for 16 years? It is PDP. We have just taken over. We inherited a rotten health sector; our budget is just about to start," he said.

“So we are still suffering from the PDP structure. If in one year’s time the president should go to UK for health, then you talk about why is he going.

“In medicine, there is what they call second opinion. The President did not leave the day he was sick. He was in Nigeria for days, he was seeing our Nigerian doctors and after that, there was no improvement, he went for what we call second opinion to confirm whatever it is that is the problem. And thank God he’s back hale and hearty," Tejuoso said.

The Senator however called for the removal of the immunity clause from Constitution, arguing that it will make the leaders in the executive and legislative arms of government comport themselves.

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The lawmaker, as reported last weekend, have proposed an immunity for the principal officers of the two arms of the National Assembly and life pension after their tenure in office.

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