The wife of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha has said that her husband’s health is not as bad as some people have made people to believe.
Mrs. Buhari said this in a message on her Twitter handle, @aishambuhari, and her Facebook page, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday.
She said her husband had continued to carry out his constitutional responsibilities as the President without hindrance.
The President’s wife wrote, “I thank all Nigerians for their concern, love and prayers over my husband’s health status.
“I wish to inform everyone that his health is not as bad as it’s being perceived. Meanwhile, he continues to carry out his responsibilities during this period.
“As it may come to your notice, he is meeting with Minister of Justice and GMD of NNPC this evening (Tuesday).”
Meanwhile, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere; the umbrella body for the Igbo, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; and the Nigerian Baptist Convention, on Tuesday, supported the calls for proper management of the health of President Muhammadu Buhari so as not to throw the country into crisis.
The organisations also backed the call on the President to step aside and go on another medical vacation to look after his health as canvassed by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), and other activists.
But while the wife of the President has allayed the fears of Nigerians on the health of her husband, the umbrella body of the North, the Arewa Consultative Forum, attacked the former acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, and others for warning Buhari’s handlers to stop exploiting the President’s ailing health for selfish reasons.
The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Muhammadu Ibrahim, said in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday, that the calls were unnecessary and uncalled for.
According to the ACF, what Nigerians need to do now is to pray for the good health of the President.
The statement read, “Arewa Consultative Forum has observed with concern that some individuals are carelessly making unnecessary remarks pertaining to the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“What Nigerians need to do now is to pray for his good health and not to speculate or draw conclusions which will do no one any good.
“ACF advises Nigerians to please pray for the improvement of Mr. President’s health so that he can serve the nation with more vigour.”
On the frosty relationship between the National Assembly and the Presidency, the ACF advised the National Assembly to elevate Nigeria above other considerations.