- Rochas Okorocha states that Buhari will not naturally lack funds as he is a man of the people
- The APC Governors Forum chairman stressed that the president has made great sacrifices for the country
- President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United Kingdom since May 7 to treat an undisclosed medical condition
The Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has opined that if president Muhammadu Buhari cannot afford to pay his medical bills, millions of Nigerians will come to his rescue.
According to reports, Okorocha made his comments while speaking to newsmen in response to accusations against the president for allegedly funding his frequent medical trips abroad with taxpayers monies.
NAIJ.com gathered that the chairman of the All Progressives Congresses (APC) Governors’ Forum stated: “If today there is an announcement that President Buhari lacks the money to treat himself abroad, believe me, more than 20 million Nigerians will contribute for his health.
“So, this is neither here nor there. We must understand what and who he represents.
“President Buhari will not naturally lack funds. People support him when the need arises. He is a man who lives for the people. He does not live for himself.
“Buhari must be seen as a great Nigerian who has made uttermost sacrifice in many ramifications. You can see that from his family.
“You can see that from his family, his children. He does not discuss wealth. So anytime he needs money, I am sure millions of Nigerians will contribute even if it is one kobo for his health.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United Kingdom since May 7, treating an undisclosed medical condition.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha confirmed that he is set to run for the position of Nigeria’s president.
Okorocha made the confirmation in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Monday, April 10.
According to the report, Okorocha feels he is much better as Nigeria’s president than as governor of a state in the southeast region of the country.
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