Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has told Nigerians who may not like President Muhammadu Buhari to wait for another election instead of carrying rumours of his death.
He also described those peddling the rumuored death of President Buhari as wicked, callous and treacherous.
Obasanjo stated this in a release issued by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta on Friday, adding that instead of embarking on such “worrisome” wishes, they should rather engage in marathon prayers for him.
He said, what the President needs “are our prayers and best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back more stronger and better.”
Obasanjo who cautioned against politicization of every situation in the country, recalled that he had also been a victim of such rumoured death while in office as the President.
He said: “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 forgiveness.”