Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described those wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead as wicked, callous and treacherous.
He said this in a statement issued by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta on Friday.
President Buhari is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom.
There was widespread social media report that he had died.
Obasanjo, however, noted that instead of such worrisome declaration, all Buhari needs “are our prayers and best wishes.”
He against politicisation of every situation in the country and that he has also been victim of such rumoured death while in office as first citizen of the country.
He said no normal human being would wish an elderly person dead irrespective of their differences.
Hear him: “If you don’t like him, wait for another election, not going about to say he is dead. No matter his health situation, we should pray for him to recover quick and come back more stronger and better.
“For anyone wishing him dead, such person or group of persons are callous, wicked and treacherous.
“I was also rumoured to have died almost 12 times. I don’t know what they derive from doing so, but, they should seek for forgiveness.
“Even if we know that the President is sick, he is in a better position to know what to say or what to do and not wishing him dead. We should just stop politicising everything, especially with the elderly in the country.”
Buhari is expected back in the country on Monday.