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Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser to the president on political matters, on Saturday, February 11, said looters who are afraid of being brought to justice are the ones wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead to escape prosecution.
Ojudu made this known while hosting leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the 16 local government areas of Ekiti state at his residence in Ado Ekiti, The Punch reports.
According to him, Buhari had so far given the country exemplary leadership and cleared the rot left behind by the 16-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ojudu said: “Our President is honest, patriotic, committed and passionate that this country must be great. Nobody can accuse the President of fraud, corruption and stealing in government.
“He is on a holiday and he can use the opportunity to check the state of his health. At my own age, I do visit my doctors to check myself, my blood pressure, my sugar level and all the rest.
“I want to assure concerned Nigerians who really love the President that he will soon be back. It is only those who have stolen our money and kept it away that are wishing him dead.
“The President will soon be back and by God’s grace, he will not die as some mischievous people wish.”
Ojudu also noted that his desire was to ensure unity of APC members in Ekiti and bring everybody on board to build a stronger party ahead of the 2018 poll.
He said: “Ekiti is a progressive state, our people must join the party of the progressives and they must reject the retrogressive party. Let our members go out and mobilise our people to drive away the interlopers in power.
“The image of Ekiti has been battered and damaged but we are coming back to repair it. All of us are ready to change the government here. The man should start packing his bags.”
Buhari initially embarked on a 10-day vacation, but wrote to the Senate to extend it for medical reasons. He did not specify the date he would return to the country thus fuelling speculation that he could be in a critical condition.
But photos of the president with a former Interim National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande and the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in London on Thursday, February 9, seems to have silenced speculators.