By Chijioke Okoronkwo
A former Governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has said that those peddling rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari is on life support have been proven wrong.
Kalu, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the visit of acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to Buhari in London had shown that the rumour peddlers were liars.
It would be recalled that Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State had said that the president was on life-support and that Osinbajo’s visit to London was just to deceive Nigerians.
Kalu said that everything possible should be done to reduce increasing hate speeches and `death wish’ in the country.
“The confirmation of the President’s health status by the acting president and wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari is something good Christians and good Muslims should embrace with joy.
“Those wishing the President dead and spreading false rumours about his health are exposing their ignorance about life and death.
“I do not understand what joy people derive in wishing their fellow human being dead. Anybody can fall sick, but no good Christian and Muslim would wish someone dead,’’ he said.
The former governor also commended Osinbajo for the visit, noting that he had ‘` not only shown leadership, but also maintained the virtues of the President.’’
He also urged all Nigerians to pray for Buhari’s quicker recovery in the “hope for a better and stronger Nigeria.’’