At the wake of the widely circulated rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari’s death, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has urged Nigerians to allow the President who has gone on a medical leave, “to rest in peace”, in order to regain strength to pilot the affairs of the nation, instead of spreading false alarm.
Recall, that Buhari has been away for weeks on a medical vacation, in an undisclosed hospital in London.
The Governor berated those wishing Buhari dead, describing them as, “the real enemies of Nigeria.”
Bello, who spoke on Sunday night, through his Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, said such evil wishes against the president, would do the nation no good.
He said the emergence of President Buhari at this, “critical period of the nation’s economy, should be seen as a big blessing, and that Nigerians should join hands in prayers for the President, to enable him lift the nation out of the woods.”
He added: “Every leader is installed by the Almighty Allah, to help humanity and advance the wishes of God over the people. The holy books urge us to pray for our leaders. The injunction is for our benefit, because when leaders act right, the people will reap the fruits.
“Wishing a person dead because of political, ethnic, or religious difference, is a sin, and I will urge all those who wished the President dead to seek for forgiveness from God.”