President Muhammadu Buhari kinsmen in Daura have pleaded with Nigerians to stay out his private life and pray more instead for his quick recovery. The kinsmen made the plea in various messages to Nigerians during Saturday punch visit to Daura, his hometown in Katsina State.
At the palace of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouq Umar, a senior official who didn’t give his name, said Nigerians should continue to support the President in prayers and respect his privacy who said the President should be left alone to recover. He said: “We offer prayers for him here on a daily basis and every Jumaat; we pray for him in the mosques and eagerly look forward to his safe return to Nigeria very soon.
Some elders in Daura, in the persons of Alhaji Lawan Saidu, Alhaji Ahmed Haroun and Alhaji Seidu Awalu, also expressed the same view, saying the President should be left alone to recuperate.They also urged Nigerians to pray more for God to grant Buhari good health.
“Anyone can be sick, so why is everybody attacking the President as if he is not a human being? The last time he was in the country, he told Nigerians that he was ill and had never been that ill, so what else do you want him to do?” Alhaji Seidu Awalu asked. ”
Ahmed Garba and Mohammed Salisu, who are both students at the School of Health Technology, Daura, also called on Nigerians to leave Buhari alone, adding that the President should not heed calls for his resignation as they believed he still had a lot to offer Nigerians.
“As human beings, we all fall ill at one time or the other, so people should leave the President alone,” Garba said.
A commercial driver in the town, Kamar Majigini, also called for a united Nigeria, adding that Buhari “should be left in peace to regain his health.
Recently Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made a visit to the UK for a meeting with Buhari that reportedly lasted for one hour after which he swiftly left to begin the journey home.
Upon his return to Nigeria, Osinbajo said Buhari was doing well, “recovering very quickly” and that they “had a very good conversation on wide ranging issues.