Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Nigerians should stop praying for President Muhammadu Buhari’s death.
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 their differences.
“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 for forgiveness.
“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.