Oluwo of Iwo offers to bear Buhari’s sickness, says president must complete eight years

Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi
Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi

The Oluwo of Iwo, Adbulrahsheed Akanbi, on Thursday presided over a special prayer session organised for President Muhammadu Buhari by Muslims, Christians and traditionalists at his palace in the town.

While addressing worshipers at the prayer session, the monarch said it was necessary for citizens to pray for their leaders.

He prayed that the president would recover and be sound so he could govern the country for eight years.

“As I have prayed for Buhari today, new life has come for him,” he prayed. “He must spend eight years in power despite all obstacles from opposition.”

He also said he was willing to bear any sickness that is ailing the president, saying that those who love the country must love the leaders as well.

“It is painful that those who launched that campaign of ‘Resume or Resign’ are not patriotic as they claimed,” he said.

“They politicised the campaign which shouldn’t be. Buhari is my son and I won’t be happy when people are wishing him dead.

“If any civil servant or police officer falls sick, will you advise them to resign? Those who are clamouring for Buhari’s resignation are not sane.

“Nigerians don’t love those that love them but they are passionate about those that hate them.

“All those who are wishing him dead and those who are clamouring for his resignation shall fall sick.”

The president of Christian Association of Nigeria, Iwo, Caleb Ayoola, led the Christian prayer; the Iwo Chief Imam, Abdulfatai Olododo, led the Muslim prayers and Ojetunde Ajibowu, led traditionalists in prayers.

The Oluwo and other traditional rulers later rose on their feet to dance as the Christians began a thanksgiving praise for the president.

Mr. Olododo, the Imam, in his remarks, emphasised the need for religious tolerance among all religious groups.

The CAN Chairman, read from 2Chronicles 7:14 noted that God is the utmost healer urging people in positions of authority to always show obedience to God’s directive and pray for peace and harmony in the land.

Conducting the traditional prayers, Ojetunde Ajibowu, offered prayers for the president, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the Oluwo of Iwo.

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the Wife of the Secretary to the State Government of Oyo State, Halimot Alli, appreciated the Oluwo and Nigerians for their relentless prayers for her husband.

She also urged them to continue their support for the present administration.


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  • Otunba A. O. Arowolo

    DEAR EDITOR,

    Insane opinion does not vex me. Anyone can talk any rubbish under freedom of speech
    inside the 1999 Constitution. It is fr the person hearing nonsense talk to reject it as trash.
    The Buhari himself knows sycophancy when he sees it and he knows hungry people just
    looking for money and pretending to love Muhamadu Buhari more than Aisha Buhari – the
    wife, who has not asked God to transfer Muhamadu Buhari’s sickness to her. We know the
    country is hard. We cannot be surprised that fraud and stealing by tricks is on the rise, but,
    we can at least be more sensible and decent when begging for money or contracts, i believe.

    • Sanssouci

      LWKMD!!!!!!!

    • isoken omokaro

      Hahahhhahjajajajajjaja, Otunba your response is not only witty but savagery

    • Dan Arewa

      Kyalkyalkyalkyalkyalkyal……….
      You are suffering from Likimonia.
      I fill like My stomach want to burst.
      Chai!

  • Jon

    Good governance or bad one is not the pressing issue now. The pressing issue is RESTRUCTURING. Devolve power to the States and resource control.

  • marc umeh

    Another drunken Yoruba man.!!!
    Wonders shall never end.

  • Dan Arewa

    Insha Allah, your prayers have been answered. Ameen.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Just one look at the man’s sunglasses points to the fact that he is on the lunatic fringe. Not to worry, God will grant him his wish and afflict him with a more malignant variety of Buhari’s cancer. That way, he and his hero will take leave of us pretty soon.

  • ed

    The degree of stupidity on display here is mind boggling. How can a king be asking God to transfer the disease infested body of President Buhari to him.
    The king honestly believe he’s worthless as a living human being?
    Insanity on the seat.

  • dan

    This Olowu of Iwo’s utterances is filled with hate speech, the government should arrest him immediately to show they are serious about stopping hate speech in the country.

  • Capt Sankara

    Ganja smoking King, Iwo people must all be crazy altogether, So Iwo hansn`t no decent man to be elected King other than this ex-jail bird gay verm ?

  • Otile

    Ifa Orunmila gba omo yin oo.
    Sycophancy is on the rise in Oduduwa land among Oduafraudians and their mumu kings. Hear this one, he has gone totally insane. May Ifa transfer Buhari’s leprosy to you according to your wish. Awon omo Odua say amen.

  • Cub

    Olowu pls respect ur culture. Who is buhari if u Know ur worth. U have shown dat u are useless to ur people

  • shola

    This Oluwo of Iwo is definitely younger than president Buhari. He (Oluwo of Iwo) ought to know that bigotry a sin is or at most lack of intelligence.
    I wish he will make a promise to die the day his mentor gives up the ghost.

  • galaxy

    attention seeker!!! this guy has complex problem. well, what do you expect when a con-man becomes a king?