A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Thursday faulted calls by some politicians on President Mohammed Buhari to resign over his ill-health.
George faulted the calls while speaking with some journalists in Lagos, describing them as wrong and inflammatory.
He said it was inhumane of anyone to pressure the president to step down from office just because he was having some health challenges.
George pointed out that it was only the president and his managers who could decide when he was incapacitated, adding those making the calls are taking politics too far.
He said though he had always been in different camps with the president, he was always praying for his quick recovery, urging all Nigerians, irrespective of political allegiance, to do the same.
“You see, I don’t support the call by some people that the president should resign because of his health.
“Even though I have always been on different party with the president, I do not think it is right for anybody to have evil thoughts towards him.
“He is ill and we can only wish him good health and pray for him; pressuring him to resign because of his health is getting beyond politics. He is a human being and only God knows the appointed time for everyone.
“The holy book says we should always pray for people in authority; I think the president deserves everyone’s prayers, not comments that could even outrage some people and create unnecessary tension, “he said.