Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, has revealed that Nigeria’s ailing President Muhammadu Buhari will soon be out of the hospital.
Kalu said the president’s health has improved considerably when he visited him in London last week.
Buhari has not been seen in public since May 7, 2017 when he met with 82 recently freed Chibok schoolgirls. That evening, the presidency announced he was leaving Nigeria for London on an indefinite medical trip.
Last week, a Scottish politician and former member of the UK parliament, Eric Joyce, rattled the Nigerian establishment when he announced the death of President Buhari and later called on Aso Rock to end the games.
The news follows the disclosure that the president would be back to Nigeria before 11th June and urged Nigerians to desist from spreading messages of hate and division about the health of the president who he said is fast recuperating .
Speaking in an interview at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Kalu said it is inhuman for some Nigerians to spread messages of falsehood about the president’s health.
He urged Nigerians to pray for the president’s speedy recovery and return to his duty post.
Kalu said he visited London to have first hand knowledge on the state of health of Buhari .
He said, “I went to Washington to visit some business partners and from there stopped at London to see Mr President, who is recovering very fast .
“I am excited over the state of health of President Buhari despite the hate messages people were spreading about him.
“I am disappointed with the statement coming from some Nigerians about the health of Mr President.
“The messages some Nigerians have been spreading in the social media is unhealthy.
“I am calling on Nigerians to have a change of heart.
“Being a president, does not mean, you cannot be sick, the hate messages are becoming too much .
“There must be good sense of tolerance among the ethic groups, we are all one,” the politician, who recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, said.
He also said it is wrong to embark on any assessment of the duties of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo whom he said is carrying out his constitutional duties.
On the state of the nation, Kalu said Buhari has done well in the fight against insurgency and the war against corruption but noted that the government should obey constitutional provisions as it affects the judicial arm of government.
“The government has done well, but there is a lot of suffering in the land. The masses are suffering, going through economic problem,” he said.
“The administration has done well, but must obey the laws of the land, by respecting judicial processes.
“Government must pursue the hardware and software of democracy that includes the rule of law and respect of the constitution,” he insisted.
On the sit at home order by IBOP, Kalu said it is wrong for people to sit at home, because it will affect the economy of the South East.
Kalu said though the people have a right to agitate, but calls for enlightenment on the need to pursue a united country .
“Most people may not understand what the issues are, but, with time they will soon understand. There is strength in unity, God did not make a mistake by putting us in one country,” the former governor said.
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