The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Ike Oye, has called bad critics of President Muhammadu Buhari to order, nothing that the fight they are brewing is against the destiny of Nigeria not against the president.
He maintained that if president Buhari dies, it would be as a result of the trouble Nigerians gave him.
His statement read:
“Buhari would have done better if Nigerians had wished him well. All these enemies fighting him left, right and centre, they are not fighting Buhari. They are fighting against the destiny of Nigeria.
“If he dies tomorrow, it is his time, all of us will die. Is there anything strange about it? I will die someday. If President Buhari dies today, he dies for Nigeria because we gave him the trouble that killed him.
“If we don’t pray for Nigeria to succeed, all of us are collectively doomed. Governance is not easy. Buhari can be ill he can be indisposed one way or another. He is a human being. There is nothing scandalous about somebody being sick.
“As a sincere man, he told you he was going on leave and checkup. If you see him at King’s hospital, is there anything wrong about that? What is wrong about being sick?”
The country was thrown into fear and confusion last weekend when report cropped up in a section of the media that the president has passed on in a German hospital at the age of 74.
However, the presidency described the report as unfounded, saying the president who left the nation last Thursday for a routine check up was alive and enjoying his holiday. To further confirm the report that the president was not dead, the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Monday morning released some pictures of the President watching him (Adesina) as a guest on Channels TV on Sunday and wrote:
“As he holidays in London, President Muhammadu Buhari keeps abreast with events at home. On Sunday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was a guest of Channels Television. President Buhari also kept a date, January 22, 2017.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak to Nigerians to refute the rumours going around about his death. The NLC said this in response to a comment by the presidential adviser on media, Femi Adesina, that no one can force Buhari to speak.
Mr. Adesina, who is Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, has in a live interview programme on CNBC Africa said the president can not be compelled to speak if he chose not to do so.