Buhari Is Bound To Fall Ill Or Die Any Moment- Elder Sister
President Muhammadu Buhari’s only surviving elder sister, Hajiya Rakiya, has called on Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the President’s recovery. She further admonished Nigerian citizens to desist from spreading rumours about his health.
Speaking via an interview conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Daura, Katsina state, the 84-year-old woman said her brother needs the prayers of every Nigerian for him to succeed in the task of addressing the problems facing the nation.
She said, as a human being, he is bound to fall ill or even die “at any time his Creator wishes’’.
Rakiya further insisted that her brother is not facing a serious health challenge but rather in high spirit. She stated that she has been speaking with him every day since January when he departed for London.
“I just returned from the lesser Hajj, and even while in Saudi Arabia, I was communicating with him daily every ten hours,” Rakiya popularly called Amadodo, said.
“We were 28 from our mother late Hajiya Zulaihatu who died in 1992, but Buhari was her last born,” she said.
A cross section of the people in the ancient city, who spoke with NAN, expressed displeasure over rumours about the president’s health.
Abdulman Daura, north-west organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described the false reports as “baseless and unfounded”.
Daura said Buhari is in good health and is only conducting a routine medical checkup in the United Kingdom.
He advised the president’s opponent to be always constructive and avoid a campaign of hate and calumny.
Similarly, Aminu Na-Dari, an ally of the president, said he has also been in constant touch with Buhari since his departure and debunked rumours that the President is facing a serious health challenge.
It would be recalled that the President left the shores of Nigeria for London in January but has not arrived as planned leading to fears and rumours about his health.