By Bose Adebayo
LAGOS â€” A group, Arewa for Nigeria Unity, AFNU, has advised Nigerians to be cautious in their utterances regarding the state of the health of President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua who is currently receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
Co-ordinator of the group, Alhaji Sanni Abubakar, who gave the advice in Lagos noted with dismay that many Nigerians were fast turning the Presidentâ€™s sickness into a political and ethnic issue.
While saying that it was sad that some Nigerians are busy discussing the issue of who should succeed Yarâ€™Adua or become the Acting President, Abubakar stated that Nigerians all over the country ought to be praying for the presidentâ€™s recuperation instead of making political calculation when Yarâ€™Adua is still alive.
â€œWhat has been happening in the last few weeks in this country is sad.Â It is opportunistic, rather than all of us coming together to pray for the ailing president who is still alive, some people are busy discussing the issue of who steps into his shoes. This is an act of callousness.
“Life belongs to Allah and death will come whenever it will come. But for some Nigerians to be discussing Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s successor when the man is still on hospital bed is a wicked and callous act.
It is even more disappointing that some of the people involved in this despicable act are prominent Nigerians who some people look up to as role model in the society,â€ he said.