Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha to come out of Aso Rock alive.
Fani-Kayode observed that Nigerian leaders who assume power hardly come out alive with their wives or family members intact.
He traced his point back to early 1960′s Chief Obafemi Awolowo, when the first Premier of the Western Region, lost his first son and years later his second son and second daughter.
He also recalled how his father, Chief Remilekun Fani-Kayode, the Deputy Premier of the Western Region, also lost his second son while in office
FFK, as fondly called, revealed that President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s second democratically-elected President lost four wives and one son many years ago whilst Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Premier of the Northern Region, lost two sons and one daughter. Awolowo and Obasanjo went to jail for three years each whilst Ahmadu Bello went to jail for three months.
He warned, “During the course of the three years before the 2015 presidential election President Muhammadu Buhari lost another daughter whilst Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state, who is being groomed as his heir and successor, lost one daughter, one son and one nephew.
“Whichever way May 2018 will be the three year mark of Buhari in the Presidential Villa and I hope and pray that he and his wife will be as lucky as President Jonathan and First Lady Patience Jonathan were. It is incumbent on us all to pray for them.”
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