Wishing Buhari dead is wicked, says Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Cautions Against ‘Politicisation Of Every Situation’
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described those behind the rumoured death of President Muhammadu Buhari as, not only wicked, but also callous and treacherous.

A statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta yesterday quoted the former President as saying, “instead of embarking on such worrisome declaration, all that the President needs are our prayers and best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back much stronger and better.”

Obasanjo who cautioned against “politicisation of every situation” in the country, recalled that he had also been a victim of such death rumour while in office as the President, saying, “no normal human being would wish an elderly person dead, irrespective of their differences.”

“If you don’t like him (President), wait for another election and not go about saying he is dead. No matter his health situation, we should pray for him to recover quickly and come back much stronger and better.

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

Obasanjo added: “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. We should just stop politicizing everything, especially with issues concerning the elderly in the country.”

The former President travelled to Britain on January 19 for a short holiday, but since last week, there have been speculations, especially in the social media that he had passed on, which has turned out to be false.

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  • Ezekiel Okeke

    If the civil war happen again, I will kill more Igbos- Buhari. BIAFRAN REVOLUTION WAR is now on, its Diplomatic Bullets have Crushed Buhari, and will crush any who stand on the way of Republic Of Biafra now in existence. It is not about wishing anyone dead, it is about war: BIAFRAN REVOLUTION WAR. On the other hand, if an old man is wished dead, such an old man is questionable old man.

    • Okechukwu Mordi

      O’ boy, Go find work for Julius Berger or Dantata and Sawoe, they are looking for
      Labourers. At least you will have money to cure your recurrent malaria instead of spreading rumour and polluting the environment.

    • The Philanthropist

      You‎ seem to have been brainwashed and keep posting this same write up in every newspaper page, I found the same write up on sun newspaper where you disagree with a reverend calling carrying arms impossible, so I see its idleness causing you to be like this, get a job man.. no one’s going to give you BIAFRA for now… I hope say you dey make money sa?

  • The Philanthropist

    Wish him dead wish him live, let one of your governors or senators present your reasons in abuja, then if it would be given so be it. But y’all there slowing down the progress of a country forgetting we are born Nigerian first

  • AriseNigeria

    Obasanjo is a wicked, callous and treacherous old fool. Who deserves death? Christians? Shites? IPOB ? Niger Delta Youths?
    Obasanjo, You think God can be deceived, as you have turned blind eye to the murderous rampage of the old killer Islamist Mumuhead Buhari on innocent and defenseless soul, you think God will not avenge the souls of those righteous souls Buhari has butchered in their sleeps. Buhari will not see peace. God has already killed his soul, what is left is the decadence of his old rotten body. MUMUHEAD BUHARI HAS DIED A SPIRITUAL DEATH, AND HIS ULTIMATE PHYSICAL DEMISE IS BUT ASSURED, INSHA ALLAH

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  • Enyidede

    We will know who is really lying or rumouring from Monday, 6 February 2017 in two days time. We should keep our peace.

  • vic