Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari has joined those who have contacted President Muhammadu Buhari one on one, while he is still on vacation in the United Kingdom.
Masari who hinted yesterday that he spoke with Buhari on telephone said praying for the success of the president is a mandate for all meaningful Nigerians, even as he directed the Emir of Katsina and his Daura counterpart to engage in special prayers for the president.
The governor said, “I spoke with the president on phone, he is hale and hearty. All those castigating rumors on the health condition of the president should think twice and change their mindset. The president is on vacation for medical check-up which is in line with the Nigerian constitution where he assigned all the responsibility to his vice at full autonomy pending when he comes back.
“Therefore, the president did not break any law by leaving for medical vacation. Last Wednesday I called the Emir of Daura and that of Katsina directing them to engage in special prayers for the president, which they did during Friday session prayers.
“We will not stop praying for the president; we shall keep praying till Almighty Allah answers our prayers. Praying for a leader is a mandate to every Nigerian irrespective of religion. Both scriptures direct us to pray for our leaders”.
Masari concluded by appealing to all Nigerians to pray for President Buhari to succeed in good health and safe return to Nigeria.
Masari is the second governor the president has spoken to from London where he is on medical vacation. The president had on Wednesday spoken to Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Meanwhile, governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji, Muhammad Iliyasu, who also doubles as chairman, Council of Chiefs in the state, yesterday joined thousands of people in offering prayers for the quick recovery and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria.
The prayer session, which was conducted at the Eid praying ground in Birnin Kebbi and the second to hold in Kebbi, attracted Islamic scholars, politicians and civil servants. It was organised by ‘Nigeria Project for Change Agenda Network’ and ‘I Stand for Buhari’ Groups.
Governor Bagudu, while praying for the quick recovery of president
Buhari, prayed God to give him long life to continue his crusade of restructuring Nigeria to become a better nation.
‘’May God give our President good health, long life and the courage to continue his quest to restructure Nigeria. The good news we are getting is that each day our President is getting better and better”, he said.
Earlier, the Emir of Gwandu, Bashar who charged people of the state to be steadfast and always give glory to God in every situation they find themselves extolled the virtues of the president, while also describing him as his good friend.
Shiek Musa Abdullahi Jega, Shiek Umar Sala, Imam Lawali Junju, Shiek Musa Bayawa and Shiek Ahmad Rufai led the prayer sessions.