Why should Nigerians pray for Buhari’s health – Alex Ekwueme | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Onetime Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has queried the report by those close to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of his health.


Recall that shortly after Buhari embarked on his vacation few weeks ago; rumour had it that he was dead.


This was further fuelled by the fact that Buhari, who was expected back in the country last week Sunday, sent a letter to the National Assembly same day extending his 10-day vacation in the United Kingdom, UK to enable him complete and receive medical results.

In a bid to douse tension, both the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had at different times said Buhari was “hale and hearty.”

However, the wife of the President, who arrived from Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, urged Nigerians to pray for her husband.

Reacting to the controversy surrounding Buhari’s health, Ekwueme wondered why Nigerians should pray for a man who is ‘hale and hearty.’


Addressing newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State, yesterday, the former Vice President said, “We have conflicting reports about the president’s health. The Minister of Information says he is hale and hearty, but his wife says we should pray for him.

“So if he is hale and hearty, I don’t know why she said we should pray for him. Whatever it is, we ask God to look after him. We want Nigeria to be at peace and to make progress and see how we can get out of our present difficulties.

“We really need prayers. We are in great difficulty. People are suffering. There is hunger in the land and it is not very encouraging. So we need God’s intervention to help us get out of it.”

He also urged Igbos to take up the fight for Presidency from where he stopped in 2003.


Highlighting how he pushed for the Presidency on two different occasions but failed, Ekwueme expressed hope that Igbo would take up the mantle and ensure that the dreams and aspiration of Igbo nation in producing a president were realised.

Ekwereme said, “I was Vice President until December 1983. Going by the old NPN order, I would have contested for the number one position in 1987, but the military intervened in 1983 and the civilian regime was cut short.

“I tried again in 1998 and (Olusegun) Obasanjo was released from prison and he came and won, supported by his colleagues in the military. I tried again in 2003 and the same thing happened. I, therefore, pray that the other people (Igbo) can take it up from there and make progress.”

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  1. I follow de ask oo. Why shld Nigerians pray for someone who is hale and hearty

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  2. Everybody deserved to be prayed for, even if supposedly hale and hearty. There is nothing wrong in requesting prayers for the President.

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    1. Babalawo Saeed! I think U need more prayers than Buhari. U are a living CORPSE. MUMU!

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    2. EL Matosky leave Ojowolo Saeed alone. He will come back to his senses when he finish the 18thousand he got from MMM. Somebody is hale and hearty what else do you want to pray for him for? Did he ask Nigerians to pray for him before he left the country? He told Nigerians he's going for vacation and not medical treatment. Nigerians need the prayers more as it is now.

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  3. Please ask the foolish old man if he himself doesn't need prayer. Very corrupt and unwanted element. Agbaya buruku.

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  4. Please ask the foolish old man if he himself doesn't need prayer. Very corrupt and unwanted element. Agbaya buruku.

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    1. Thunder fire you for calling Ekwueme a old man. Ara gbachie gi nti. It is you that is very corrupt and an unwanted element. Walking ghost.

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  5. I pray for sound health for myself and the president. May those that have sound health and feel the need not to pray know that prayer is constant.

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  6. We need to pray without ceasing. Pray in good times and more prayers in challenging times.

    Do we go to church when we are sick? He deserves our prayers for those that care, keep praying.

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    1. Thank you my brother. Bible said we should pray for our leaders. It doesn't mean if they are hale and hearty we shouldn't pray for them. We pray for good heart not because we are sick.

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  7. It is only in Nigeria that people who should be sent to the gallows are celebrated. Our present economic woes took roots in the profligate Shagari/Ekwueme regime. They played the ostrich and lived in denial while everything pointed to a failing economy. God will not forgive them and their supporters

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  8. Ekwueme is a statesman that deserves our respect. But he didn't sound like a statesman in his comments on the need to pray for our President. Very disappointing comments.

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  9. What are u all arguing about? About prayer or about VP Alex Ekwueme? About President Buhari or the First Lady? We shouldn't politicize everything and make them partisan or tribalistic. I'm a Yoruba man but still a Nigerian, u are an Igbo man and u are still a Nigerian, or Hausa and still a Nigerian. I wasn't taught to abuse my elder the way we do these days. VP Ekwueme is a statesman either corrupt or not and we should accord him that respect. We may be angry at them but what VP Ekwueme said has not gotten to naming calling or abusing not disrespecting him. He's not passed his boundary. U need to understand the angle He is speaking from. We need transparency in this country called Nigeria for this great Nation to move forward to being great again. The government needs the trust of Nigerians to get the country turned around and without government transparency, there may not be the trust that is needed by the government. We need not hide the true situation or condition of our leaders. President Buhari is the President of Nigeria for all Nigerians and He is responsible to us all and so we all need to know without any restrain whatever goes on with him and his health. We have the right to know and when we are not told, we feel that the government under him is not capable to lead us out of this present bad situation because being truthful and transparent is the beginning of nation cleansing, building, and nation's success. I'm President Buhari's fan and I pray for him quite often but Nigerians should know his wellness. He shouldn't tell us that he's on vacation if he was going on medical checkup which he's entitled to. I'm not going to complain if he goes for medical because I don't want him dead because he can only be useful to Nigerians when he's well and alive and as such, he could take as much time as needed to be well and no Nigeria loving person should complain about that but pray and believe along with him for healing. Again, when we know exactly what's going on with him, our prayers for him are more intensed and becomes different. Do u understand me and I want u to understand me please. Why playing politics with my President's life? Telling us that he is hearty when he's not, is playing politics with his condition. I understand and appreciate what President Buhari's wife says. She is asking for help for her husband and God bless u First Lady for that IJN. If the US President falls sick that he's away from his job for one day, the truth would be told the American people, even the whole world. Nigerians should no more be manipulated, manipulating us is part of corruption that should be rooted out and we should all believe this. Again, why is it that once someone says something that we are not in line with, the next thing we do is to show our bad side, cursing and becoming very verbally abusive? Verbally abusive like, "U go die young, God go kill u, make all ur family die, idiot, fool, etc." WOW ! I thought that kind of language actually belong to the retards who don't know the left from right and not to u smart and intelligent fellows like Sodiq Nurudeen, El Matosky, and the Anonymous that responded to Sodiq Nurudeen. U guys are very smart and intelligent citizens and at the end of the day, we are all fighting for the best of Nigeria, so let's stop all these name calling and abusive characters, and politics. We all need prayers even when we are VERY well but prayer differs and when we know the truth of every situation, we can shoot with targets. Pls forgive me if u think I'm not making any sense but let's consider both opinions and ideas. As always, tanx a lot & be blessed IJN. RADEO. Tuesday 021142017 8: p.m.

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  10. What are u all arguing about? About prayer or about VP Alex Ekwueme? About President Buhari or the First Lady? We shouldn't politicize everything and make them partisan or tribalistic. I'm a Yoruba man but still a Nigerian, u are an Igbo man and u are still a Nigerian, or Hausa and still a Nigerian. I wasn't taught to abuse my elder the way we do these days. VP Ekwueme is a statesman either corrupt or not and we should accord him that respect. We may be angry at them but what VP Ekwueme said has not gotten to naming calling or abusing not disrespecting him. He's not passed his boundary. U need to understand the angle He is speaking from. We need transparency in this country called Nigeria for this great Nation to move forward to being great again. The government needs the trust of Nigerians to get the country turned around and without government transparency, there may not be the trust that is needed by the government. We need not hide the true situation or condition of our leaders. President Buhari is the President of Nigeria for all Nigerians and He is responsible to us all and so we all need to know without any restrain whatever goes on with him and his health. We have the right to know and when we are not told, we feel that the government under him is not capable to lead us out of this present bad situation because being truthful and transparent is the beginning of nation cleansing, building, and nation's success. I'm President Buhari's fan and I pray for him quite often but Nigerians should know his wellness. He shouldn't tell us that he's on vacation if he was going on medical checkup which he's entitled to. I'm not going to complain if he goes for medical because I don't want him dead because he can only be useful to Nigerians when he's well and alive and as such, he could take as much time as needed to be well and no Nigeria loving person should complain about that but pray and believe along with him for healing. Again, when we know exactly what's going on with him, our prayers for him are more intensed and becomes different. Do u understand me and I want u to understand me please. Why playing politics with my President's life? Telling us that he is hearty when he's not, is playing politics with his condition. I understand and appreciate what President Buhari's wife says. She is asking for help for her husband and God bless u First Lady for that IJN. If the US President falls sick that he's away from his job for one day, the truth would be told the American people, even the whole world. Nigerians should no more be manipulated, manipulating us is part of corruption that should be rooted out and we should all believe this. Again, why is it that once someone says something that we are not in line with, the next thing we do is to show our bad side, cursing and becoming very verbally abusive? Verbally abusive like, "U go die young, God go kill u, make all ur family die, idiot, fool, etc." WOW ! I thought that kind of language actually belong to the retards who don't know the left from right and not to u smart and intelligent fellows like Sodiq Nurudeen, El Matosky, and the Anonymous that responded to Sodiq Nurudeen. U guys are very smart and intelligent citizens and at the end of the day, we are all fighting for the best of Nigeria, so let's stop all these name calling and abusive characters, and politics. We all need prayers even when we are VERY well but prayer differs and when we know the truth of every situation, we can shoot with targets. Pls forgive me if u think I'm not making any sense but let's consider both opinions and ideas. As always, tanx a lot & be blessed IJN. RADEO. Tuesday 021142017 8: p.m.

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  11. What u fools should understand from d statement is dat he is not sure about d old man and his health statue cos of d conflicting reports. He wants clarity 2 know wat is 2 do and u all are talking bull shit. He is not comfortable wit d way tins are done so wrongly as d presidency is playing seek and hide wit d masses.

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