Death rumour: If you don’t like Buhari, wait for another election - Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the persons behind the rumoured death of President Muhammadu Buhari as “wicked and callous,” adding that they should wait for another election if they don't like him.

A statement issued on Friday in Abeokuta by Mr Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s Media Aide, quoted the former president as saying, “President Buhari needs our prayers rather than bad wishes.”

He said that prayers from well meaning persons, particularly, Nigerians would help Buhari to get well quickly and ginger his morale to return to the country stronger and better.

Obasanjo, who warned Nigerians against “politicisation of the president’s health,’’ recalled that he had also been a victim of such rumoured death while he was President in 1999.

Obasanjo said: “No normal human being will wish an elderly person dead irrespective of their differences.

“If you don’t like him, wait for another election and stop spreading rumour that he is dead.

“No matter what his health situation, maybe, 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 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 politicising everything, especially with the elderly in the country.”

This came after reports in the social media of Buhari’s death at a London hospital.

The presidency dismissed the reports but it did not stop the spread of the rumour.

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