Former Abia State Governor and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has expressed his happiness over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country, after a successful medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
Kalu had repeatedly stated that the President was hale, hearty and full of life and as such there was no iota of truth in the rumours being peddled by enemies of progress and political jobbers.
Speaking from Brussels on Saturday, the former governor, who is on a business trip, stressed that Nigerians, including those in Belgium, are joyous over President Buhari’s return to Abuja, adding that the President will continually enjoy the support of Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike, owing to his commitment to a fair and just society.
He said: “We are elated that our dear President Buhari is back home and this positive development will shame those that have been making negative comments about his health status.
“It is obvious that those spreading falsehood about President Buhari are doing so for their selfish ambitions and as such, they will never see any good in the APC-led administration.
“As mortals, it is normal to face health challenges at any time. So, I don’t know why some selfish and wicked individuals were making unnecessary and unguided statements about President Buhari’s health.
”President Buhari will not be the first person that will fall ill, neither will he be the last. I was also ill a few months ago and I was advised by my physician to take a 30-day rest, which I did.
“All through the President’s stay in London, I had maintained that he was desirous of returning home, but he had to delay his return, following his doctors’ instructions.
“Above all, Buhari, being a rare statesman, will not lose sleep over the antics and propaganda of those blackmailing the government of the day.
“Let us continue to pray for the President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker and other leaders in their determination to make Nigeria great again,” he added.
Kalu also used the opportunity to advise Nigerians to shun hate speeches.