By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah
Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel has declared that God has answered the prayers of Nigerians and has healed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Governor Emmanuel was among the Nigeria governors forum delegation that visited President Buhari On Wednesday in London.
Others in the delegation are, Zamfara State Governor , Abdulaziz Yari, who is also the Chairman of NGF ,Kashim Shetima (Borno), Abdulahi Ganduje (Kano), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo).
Speaking to State House Correspondents yesterday after a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Governor Emmanuel thanked Nigerians who have been praying for the president .
Emmanuel stated “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.
Asked on what the governors discussed with the president ,he said it was private meeting assuring that whatever the president will discuss with the governors will be in the best interest of all the citizens of the country.
He added;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 every 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”.
On when will the doctors certify the president fit to return to work he said ” I’m sorry I’m not the doctor I’m just a governor.
When prodded further and asked to give his observations on the state of health of the president, he reiterated that “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 stated.