Nigerians Should Pray For Buhari, Instead of Wishing Him Death

Adams Oshiomhole

Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has on Saturday shunned people wishing President Muhammadu Buhari death.

The former Governor stated this at his hometown in Iyambo,Estako-West Local Government Area, shortly after voting during Saturday's House of Representatives by-election for Etsako federal constituency.
Oshiomhole said the president is entitled to a period of rest and medical checkup.
He further said "I think it is unnecessary. Let us be honest. As the governor of Edo state, we have had to sponsor; Nigerian medical doctors who requested for it in black and white that they had to be treated in India, the UK or the US and they gave me several reasons why they needed foreign medical check."
Oshiomhole said "We like to speculate the worst. I have been in government; to be honest, the president today as a retired general, does not need that. The least we owe him is prayer, and not the kind of sponsored, negative speculation that sometimes, you wonder what the people really want."

He also used Nnamdi Azikiwe as a case study, how he was alleged to be dead by haters, but lived longer than those who made false speculations that he was dead. he said "Azikiwe, because it was not his time, said that he would attend the funerals of all those who wished him dead. And all those who were members of the funeral committee, one after the other, joined their ancestors while Zik was alive. So, let's be careful with what we speculate ill for others. What we do not wish for ourselves, we should not wish for others."