…Says Buhari, governors not supernatural
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom on Friday declared that God has already answered the prayers of Nigerians over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was one of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors that met with the President in London on Wednesday.
The President has been in the United Kingdom since May 7th to meet up with follow up consultation with his doctors.
His absence had fueled speculations in the past few weeks.
Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Emmanuel Udom said “Let me thank God for the life of the president and thank God for Nigerians too. And also appreciate Nigerians who have prayed sincerely and earnestly for Mr. President and I think God has actual answered the prayers of Nigerians.
“From what you could see from the photographs you could see that God has actually answered our prayers, so some of us were quite excited to see Mr. President welcomed us, discussed with us and he was also happy to see us.
“So what you are seeing both on TV and newspapers are genuine and correct. God has actually healed our president and we thank God for that.”
On when the doctors will discharge the President, “I’m sorry I’m not the doctor I’m just a governor.
When asked to guess from what he observed during the visit, he said “I’m not a medical doctor. Let me say something here, even when you have a biological father you love your father, you take interest in his well-being. I mean as a father to the nation, in my personal opinion, I don’t think that is the issue now.
“The issue is that we should thank God that God has answered our prayers, that is where I am coming from. And let me also say, some of us behave as if the president, the governors are superhuman, we are normal human beings, we also have challenges.
“So let us not think that because we are governors or president we are superhuman. No. We are not God we mere mortals like any of us here. So that should also make us play down on the way we look at certain issues,” he added.
On what the delegation discussed with the President, he said that what was discussed was in the best interest of the country.
He said “I don’t think when you hold meeting even with your wife and children you will come and make that public. The president is father of the nation and we represent the sub unit of this nation and so is not everything that we discussed that we should just come and say.
“It was a closed door meeting but be ready assured whatever the president will discuss with the governors will be in the best interest of all the citizens of this country,” he stated.