Buhari’s Death Rumour: Obasanjo Says “I Also Died 12 Times; Those Behind It Are Wicked”


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the people behind President Buhari’s death rumour as wicked, callous and treacherous.

In a statement released on Friday, by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta, Obasanjo, said that instead of embarking on such “worrisome” wishes, the rumour mongers should rather engage in marathon prayers and best wishes for him, which will ginger his morale to come back stronger and better. Hear him;

No normal human being will wish an elderly person dead, irrespective of their differences.

If you don’t like him, wait for another election, not going about to say he is dead. No matter his health situation, 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 politicizing everything, especially with the elderly in the country.”

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In recent weeks, there have been persistent reports in the new and social media of President Buhari passing away in Europe where he is on vacation.

Buhari's death rumour quelled

However, the presidency refuted the reports and later posted pictures of the president in London to quell the reports.

Meanwhile, Nigerians in diaspora under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Entrepreneurs in the Diaspora, have likewise condemned those behind President Buhari’s death rumours, and urged them to desist from such.

In a press statement signed by its Chairman, Mr. Charles Sylvester, the group said it is inhuman for anyone to wish a fellow human being dead.

Instead of spreading such evil rumours, Nigerians were advised to pray for the President to be in good health and, ask God to give him the wisdom to lead our country to greatness.

They stressed that the rumour mongers had brought emotional pain and torture not only to the members of the President’s immediate family, but to his friends associates and indeed to many Nigerians who had been distressed by such evil act.

The group further pointed out that the rumour could also cost the country a lot of investment due to the unwarranted uncertainty caused by the rumour peddlers.

President Buhari was commended by the group for his government’s and the Armed forces effort in defeating Boko Haram and creating a better security for investors in Nigeria.

Reiterating that Nigerians should all unite and support the government by capitalising on such gains, they expressed optimism that government will surely overcome the current economic challenges and get the country out of recession, which was a consequence of previous administrations mismanagement.

Meanwhile, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has mobilized 15,000 youths to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari from his London vacation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

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President of NYCN says the youths, who are the future leaders, will be assembling to show love, solidarity, and support for the President.

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