Nigerians to protest President Buhari's absence

Gwen Vasquez
August 4, 2017

Samuel Ortom, the Benue state governor has sent a strong message to all Nigerians, saying that if President Muhammadu Buhari is sick, the nation and indeed all Nigerians are sick.

Speaking at the grand finale of the August Meeting tagged: "Women; Building Bridge of Friendship Across the Minister", Mrs. Buhari said the theme of the meeting was apt, regarding the current socio-political situation in the country. He greeted us, we cracked jokes and he was mentally alert.

Ortom said: "Our prayer is that God will consummate his healing".

"And that we are grateful that God in his infinite mercy has made him whole which is very critical and important for the vision that we have for this country as APC government".

He said: "President is doing well".

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She praised women for their role as mothers, wives, peacemakers, caregivers, home builders and bridge builders and called on them to use this power to bring unity to the country. We asked him not to hurry because there is no vacuum.

We are still monitoring events as the president is expected any moment from now. "By the grace of God, I believe that very soon he (Buhari) will be with us". So, it is our responsibility to pray that Mr. President gets well so that our country too will be well. When the time comes for Mr President's return, the Presidency will properly inform Nigerians, like it usually does.

The stake placed on Buhari's return by the betting company is coming a few days after a United States television medium, Cable News Network, CNN, also displayed a question that seems to be directed to the president's continued stay overseas. But perhaps Governor Ortom is right in a way.

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to women to take the lead in making Nigeria united.

The governor also spoke on his face-off with retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, who he accused of reneging on a pledge to stop making false accusations against his administration.

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