- A former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, says the visit of acting president, Yemi Osinbajo to Buhari in London, has shown that the rumour peddlers were liars
- The former governor states that everything possible should be done to reduce increasing hate speeches and `death wish’ in the country
- Kalu urges Nigerians to pray for Buhari’s quick recovery
A former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, has said that those peddling rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari is on life support have been proven wrong.
Kalu, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the statement on Thursday, July 13, in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the visit of acting president, Yemi Osinbajo to Buhari in London had shown that the rumour peddlers were liars.
It would be recalled that Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state had said that the president was on life-support and that Osinbajo’s visit to London was just to deceive Nigerians.
Kalu said that everything possible should be done to reduce increasing hate speeches and `death wish’ in the country.
“The confirmation of the President’s health status by the acting president and wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari is something good Christians and good Muslims should embrace with joy.
“Those wishing the President dead and spreading false rumours about his health are exposing their ignorance about life and death.
“I do not understand what joy people derive in wishing their fellow human being dead. Anybody can fall sick, but no good Christian and Muslim would wish someone dead,’’ he said.
The former governor also commended Osinbajo for the visit, noting that he had "not only shown leadership, but also maintained the virtues of the President.’’
He also urged all Nigerians to pray for Buhari’s quicker recovery in the “hope for a better and stronger Nigeria.’’
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused persons propagating hate speeches in the country of doing so with the aim of weakening the present administration.
The minister made the statement on Thursday, July 13, in an interview with reporters in Lagos at the venue of an event organised by the Aviation Round Table, an industry pressure group, Channels TV reports.
Mohammed also dismissed reports of discord between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and ministers in Buhari’s cabinet.
He said there was no difference between the acting president and President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asked some Nigerians what they have to say about President Buhari’s long stay away from the country.