Buhari is sick but wishing him dead is callous – Obasanjo

Buhari is sick but wishing him dead is callous – Obasanjo
February 04 00:42 2017

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on Nigerians to desist from wishing their leaders dead.

Chief Obasanjo who said he was aware that the President was sick however described those wishing him dead as wicked, callous and treacherous.

He said this in a statement issued by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta on Friday.

According to him, what the President needed “are our prayers and best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back stronger and better.”

The former president also cautioned against politicisation of every situation in the country.

He recalled that he had also been victim of such rumoured death while in office.

He said no normal human being would 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 stronger and better.

“For anyone wishing him dead, such person or group of persons are callous, wicked and treacherous.

“I was also rumoured 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 politicising everything, especially with the elderly in the country,” he said.