Governor Orji Uzor Kalu says Buhari’s health has improved

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The former governor of Abia state, Governor Orji Uzor Kalu has said that the health of President Muhammadu Buhari has improved considerably when he visited the President last week in London.

He also disclosed that the President would be returning to Nigeria before June 11th and urged Nigerians to desist from spreading hate messages about the President.

Speaking at an interview at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Kalu said it is inhuman for some Nigerians to spread false messages about the health of the President. He stated that instead of doing this, Nigerians should pray for the speedy recovery of the President so as to enable him return to his duty post.

Kalu said he visited London to have first hand information on the state of health of the President. He said: “I went to Washington to visit some business partners and from there stopped at London to see Mr President who is recovering very fast. I am excited over the state of health of President Buhari despite the hate messages people were spreading about him. I am disappointed with the statement coming from some Nigerians about the health of the President.”

The messages some Nigerians have been spreading on social media is unhealthy. I am calling on Nigerians to have a change of heart. Being a President does not mean you cannot be sick, the hate messages are becoming too much. There must be good sense of tolerance among the ethnic groups, we are all one.”

He said it is wrong to embark on any assessment of the duties of the Acting President, whom he said is carrying out his constitutional duties.

On the state of the nation, Kalu said the President has done remarkably well in the fight against insurgency and the war against corruption but advised the government to obey constitutional provisions as it affects the judicial arm of government.

Governor Kalu spoke on the sit-at-home order by The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), stating that this was wrong as it would definitely affect the economy of the South-East region.

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Joan Obasi is a journalism intern working with HealthNewsNG.com in Lagos, Nigeria. She covers developments in the healthcare sector. She can be reached via joan@healthnewsng.com

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