Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Nigerians
should stop praying for President Muhammadu Buhari’s
He said they should rather wait for the next general elections
in 2019 to vote him out if they don’t like him.
This was contained in a press release issued by his media
aide on Friday in Abeokuta.
Obasanjo described those behind the rumoured death of
Buhari as wicked, callous and treacherous.
He added that all the President needed “are our prayers and
best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back more
stronger and better.”
Obasanjo also recalled that he has also been a victim of such
rumours when he was president and stated that “no normal
human being will wish an elderly person dead irrespective of
If you don’t like him, wait for another election, not going about
to say he is dead. No matter his health situation, we should
pray for him to recover quick and come back more stronger
and better. For anyone wishing him dead, such person or
group of persons are callous, wicked and treacherous.
“I was also rumored to have died almost 12 times. I don’t
know what they derive from doing so, but, they should seek
“Even if we know that the President is sick, he is in a better
position to know what to say or what to do and not wishing
him dead. We should just stop politicizing everything,
especially with the elderly in the country.”
Buhari is currently on a 10-day vacation in the UK, where he is
expected to undergo medical check-up. He is expected to
return next week.