Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on haters of President Muhammadu Buhari to stop wishing him dead and wait until the next election to express whatever they feel against him.
This is as he described those who went to the extent of wishing him dead as callous, wicked and treacherous, adding that they were abnormal to have wished an elderly person dead.
While he said that what Buhari needed from Nigerians, regardless of whatever some people feel about him was prayer, Obasanjo recalled that he has also been rumoured dead about 12 times.
Obasanjo’s reaction was made available to newsmen by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta on Friday.
He warned those behind the rumoured death of President Buhari to forthwith desist from such as no normal being wishes an elderly person dead regardless of their differences.
He said, “Instead of embarking on such worrisome declaration, all that the President needed “are our prayers and best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back more stronger and better.
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 more stronger and better.
For anyone wishing him dead, such person or group of persons are callous, wicked and treacherous.
“I was also rumoured 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,” Obasanjo said.