What we saw of Buhari in London — Gov. Emmanuel

L-R: Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, President Muhammadu Buhari, Akwa State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom
L-R: Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, President Muhammadu Buhari, Akwa State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has frowned at the attitude of some Nigerians who always perceive presidents or governors as superhuman.

Mr. Emmanuel, who was one of the seven governors that visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday, stated this while fielding questions from newsmen on the “miraculous’’ recovery of the President.

According to him, presidents and governors are mortals like any other human being.

“The issue is that we should thank God that God has answered our prayers, that is where I am coming from.

“And let me also say, some of us behave as if the president and governors are superhuman.

“We are normal human beings, we also have challenges. So let us not think that because we are governors or president we are superhuman.

“No, we are not God; we are mere mortals like any of us here.

“So that should also make us play down on the way we look at certain issues,’’ he said.

The governor, who had earlier met behind closed doors with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, thanked Nigerians for their consistent prayers for the quick recovery of President Buhari.

He said already God had answered their prayers as the president’s health had positively improved tremendously.

Mr. Emmanuel said: “I must also appreciate Nigerians who have prayed sincerely and earnestly for Mr President and I think God has actual answered the prayers of Nigerians.

“From what you could see from the photographs you could see that God has actually answered our prayers, so some of us were quite excited to see Mr President welcomed us, discussed with us and he was also happy to see us.

“So what you are seeing both on TV and newspapers are genuine and correct.

“God has actually healed our president and we thank God for that.’’

(NAN)


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  • Lukman Asifat

    Thank God for His mercies upon Nigeria and our president.The challenges facing us as nation will be overcome in shortest possible time.(amen).

  • Frank Bassey

    “Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has frowned at the attitude of
    some Nigerians who always perceive presidents or governors as
    superhuman”.
    My Governor, President Muammadu Buari, does not deserve this platitude, honestly speaking. Were you not in this country when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in charge? Did you not listen to his untoward utterances? Did you not hear what he said about ailing former President Yar’adua? It is a lesson to all of us. Buhari was desperate for power, so desperate that many Nigerian youths were killed when he lost the 2011 Presidential election; it did not touch him. A few months after his inauguration, hundreds of innocent Nigerians were slaughtered by his brother Fulani herdsmen. He kept mute. What are we talking. I sympathize with him. But a man who does an atom weight of good shall see it; a man who does an atom weight of bad shall see it (Qu’ran 99:100)

  • NONSENSICAL emmanuel

    So Emmanuel can not understand that a President of a country who becomes terminally ill and on sick bed for 88 days is supposed to resign? Would any country in Europe and America or elsewhere in Africa tolerate this nonsense?…And instead of calling for Buhari to resign Emmanuel is here speaking rubbish. Shame on you 1 billion times.

    You are a former Executive Director (ED) of a Bank (Zenith Bank). Would any ED be away for 50 days without reporting for work and not attending Board and other executive meetings be allowed to continue in his/her position? Would you as an ED of a Bank have worked happily with a Managing Director (MD) who remains on sick bed for 88 days? Yeye Fowl. God go punish all of una.

    • simon tor gideon

      You are totally beret of ideas about happenings around the world leaders and constitutional provisions regarding this matter.Note that a former Palestinian leader,Yasser Arafat was bedridden for over 2 years before he finally died in office while his deputy covered his duties.Also put it in your blurred faculties that another president in South America,Fidel Castrol of Cuba spent over one year in the hospital before he died,yet Cubans never did what most of you are doing today and you want to drag every body to support it.Constitutionally,unless a competent court of law declares Buhari unfit to govern through a medical report,note that the man can be in the hospital as lng as he is sick,if you hate it,go and hang.

      • lavard Isa

        When Castro was diagnosed with a terminal disease he stepped down and handed over power to his brother Raul. Arafats sickness lasted barely one month before he passed away. Besides both Arafat and Castro were not democratic leaders but founders of revolutionary movements. Check your facts first.

        • simon tor gideon

          That`s why I always say you people are beret of ideas?Which one month did Arafat spend in the hospital?When did Raul take over from Castrol?Remember these 2 people were also in a state of coma,is Buhari in that state?

          • ed

            You’re wrong. You can’t change the fact.

  • abodes_124

    I do wish Buhari speedy and full recovery. I must confess, however , that i do not look forward to his coming back to resume his job as our President. He was simply not good at it when he was in the best of health, he will be worse at it after the ravages to his body and brain by ill health. If let loose on us again Nigeria may not survive him.