Jonathan calls for prayers for Buhari’s son

Former President Goodluck Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf.

Yusuf was involved in a road accident Tuesday night.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt Yusuf had a motorbike accident around Gwarimpa in Abuja.

Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Wednesday that he broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result.

“He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition,” Mr. Sheu added.

In a post on his Facebook page Wednesday, Mr. Jonathan called on Nigerians to set aside any divisions and show love to Mr. Buhari’s family.

“I have been in Liberia monitoring elections and only just heard the sad news,” Mr. Jonathan said.

“My family and I are in prayers for the quick recovery of Yusuf Buhari. It is my deep desire that a young man so full of promise should live and thrive to fulfill the promises God has domiciled in him.

“I also call on all Nigerians to put aside any divisions and show unconditional love to the first family at this time.”


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  • thusspokez

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf.

    Kiss teeth!!!

    • Otile

      Don’t kiss your teeth, kiss poop. What did Jonathan do wrong by praying for the boy?

  • Abdullah Musa

    He is lucky his father or the State has the means to give him medical attention.
    A young man in Kano had to discharge himself from a federal government-owned orthopaedic hospital in Kano because he could not afford its prohibitive fees.

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  • Femo

    The difference is clear…

    • Julius

      How ? You think Buhari or Obj wouldn’t have done the same for Jonathan if God forbid that had happened to his son ? Be fair and just !

      • Arabakpura

        Buhari will do more; he has even congratulated a goat for safe delivery!

        We should all pray and wish the young man quick recovery and Gods speed! The future belongs to such!

  • Bakanridi

    God bless you Your Excellency for the prayers, kind words and well wishes to the President.

  • Truthometer

    This is classic! First time I will ever agree with GEJ. Everything is not politics. Unlike FFK that wished the boy dead. Humanity should transcend politics at all times.

  • princegab

    Yeye people. Much ado about nothing.

  • Okokondem

    I wish Buhari’s son a speedy recovery from his accident and so should every well meaning Nigerian. What I’m against is declaring it a national agenda as these boneheads often do when it’s about one theirs.

    How come no one makes these declarations on behalf of tens of thousands of Nigerians who perish in ghastly car accidents every year due to these goons refusing to fix and maintain the roads?

    When does any of these fools remember to declare national prayer for countless Nigerians dying young each day because because money to improve Healthcare ends up in individuals bank account?

    I can’t believe we are about to enter another new year with this crap.

  • share Idea

    GEJ is always miles ahead of his colleagues in exhibiting human spirit in every circumstance even when he would have made a huge political capital out of such situation. May God continue to guide and give him long life so that he can continue to show cabals in the country that they are more to life than being inhuman and undemocratic.

  • Frank Bassey

    Thank you Sir for maintaining a broad heart. But our prayers will have nothing to do if Allah in his infinite wisdom deems it fit to take him away at this time. That is the truth.