Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a recent statement issued to journalists on Friday, described the people behind the death rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari as abnormal human beings.
According to him, the rumour was not only a lie but wicked, callous and treacherous.
The former president said that instead of bothering Mr. President with such “worrisome” declarations of his own death, what the president needed “are our prayers and best wishes, which will ginger his morale to come back stronger and better.”
Obasanjo who noted that he was a victim of death rumours while he was in office, urged people to stop politicizing every situation.
“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 stronger and better.
“For anyone wishing him dead, such person or group of persons are callous, wicked and treacherous,” Mr. Obasanjo said.
“I was also rumored 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.”