Kinsmen of President Muhammadu Buhari in
Daura have pleaded with Nigerians to stay out
his private life and pray more instead for his
The kinsmen made the plea in various messages to Nigerians during a visit by The Punch to Daura, the president’s hometown in Katsina state. Leading the kinsmen Lawan Saidu, Ahmed Haroun and Seidu Awalu, who are elders in Daura, who said the President should be left alone to recuperate.
They also urged Nigerians to pray more for
God to grant Buhari good health. “Anyone can
be sick, so why is everybody attacking the
President as if he is not a human being? The
last time he was in the country, he told
Nigerians that he was ill and had never been
that ill, so what else do you want him to do?”
An unnamed senior official in the Emir of
Daura Umar Farouq Umar who said the
president’s privacy should be respected. He
said: “We offer prayers for him here on a daily
basis and every Jumaat; we pray for him in
the mosques and eagerly look forward to his
safe return to Nigeria very soon.”
Katsina State chairman of the Nigeria Labour
Congress Mallam Tanimu Saulawa said: “I
believe the President had done what was expected of him constitutionally before his medical trip. This is our President and Nigerians, irrespective of tribe or religion, should show the spirit of nationalism.
“We should rather intensify prayers for him for
his recovery because the national responsibilities on him are enormous.”
Sources heard earlier that the Buhari Youth
Organisation (BYO) Lagos state chapter urged
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state to stop negative comments about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
The state coordinator and the general secretary of the organisation, Mr Waheed Odunuga and Mr Adekunle Aderibigbe, respectively, made the appeal in a statement they jointly signed on Friday July 14, in Lagos.
According to them, the governor should have
left behind the 2015 Presidential election outcome and move forward in the interest of the nation.