Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has flayed Nigerians wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead, saying they are “callous, treacherous and wicked.”
“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."
A section of the social media was awash with claims that President Buhari had died in London, United Kingdom, following his illness last week.
Buhari who had traveled to London on a 10-day vacation is expected back in the country next week.
However, Obasanjo said instead of embarking on such negative and worrisome mission of wishing Buhari dead, the Nigerians behind the despicable acts ought to be praying for his quick recovery.
The ex-President who recalled that he too was a victim of such rumoured death, made this known in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, through his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi yesterday.
He cautioned the purveyors and instigators of rumoured death of their fellow human beings to desist from the shameful and wicked inclinations.
He said those behind the death wish on President Buhari, an elderly man, are not “normal people.”
“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."