The Presidency has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s action of always going to the United Kingdom for medical check-up.
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, said his principal prefers being treated abroad because he can afford it.
Buhari is currently in the UK for medical check-up.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition party, had accused him of wasting tax payers’ money on his health, while some critics have said he ought to be treated within the country.
However, speaking on Channels Television on Monday, Adesina said the President has been receiving medical treatment from the same team of doctors for about 40 years.
“It is advisable that he continues with that who knows his medical history and that is why he comes to London to see them,” he said.
“He has used the same medical team for over 40 years. Once you can afford it, then stay with the team that has your history.”
Adesina also mocked the PDP for saying Buhari has turned the Presidential Villa to APC headquarters.
Governors of the PDP had accused the President of hosting too many meeting of his party at Aso Rock.
Adesina, who said the PDP is losing grounds and its ranks are being depleting, added that its member will say anything “illogical and inconsequential”.
He said past PDP Presidents also held many party meeting at Aso Rock while in control at the federal level.