- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United Kingdom for weeks on vacation and medical reasons
- While opinions differ on the state of health of the president, Jerry Rawlings is not happy that some Nigerians wish Buhari dead
Former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, has condemned the popular belief that some Nigerians actually wished President Muhammadu Buhari dead.
Buhari has been in the United Kingdom on vacation. He recently extended the vacation on the advice of his medical doctors.
Speaking when he hosted Pete Edochie, Nigeria’s notable Nollywood actor, Rawlings described the emergence of Buhari as divinely ordained especially because of his hatred for corruption.
“It is unfortunate that the cost of living in Nigeria appears to be suffocating the people.
“So while some are praying for his health, unfortunately, some are praying he wouldn’t come back.
“Rather than blame Buhari, we should be blaming the extent and depth to which corruption had gripped Nigeria.
“But I guess you need a creative team that would know how to resolve the economic situation of the country without possibly undermining the cost of living of the people.
“People are getting away with massive corruption because they are not compelled to conform to traditional religious authority.
“We swear by the Bible and the Koran and lie but dare not with our local traditional deities.
“We are destroying the fabric of our society. This is not good enough. People are distorting historical truths all the time.
“When you find yourselves at the centre of human endeavours like I have, truth must be sacrosanct,” Rawlings was quoted by Daily Post as saying.