Yusuf Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari’s son has continued to attract sympathy across the nation over the status of his health. The former President, Goodluck Jonathan, the People’s Democratic Party, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose sent a word of prayer to the first family.
The PDP, in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, expressed shock at the news of the involvement of Yusuf in a power bike accident. They said it was however gratifying that Yusuf “is in a steady condition.”
The statement said, “We are however reassured by reports from the Presidency that he is in a steady condition. The PDP, as a family, prays for Yusuf’s speedy recovery to enable him to return to normal life.”
On his part, former Goodluck Jonathan described the accident as bad news. The former President prayed for Yusuf’s quick recovery.
The former President, on his Twitter handle, stated, “I have been in Liberia, monitoring elections, and only just heard the sad news. My family and I are in prayers for the quick recovery of Yusuf Buhari. It is my deep desire that a young man so full of promise should live and thrive to fulfil the promises God has domiciled in him.”
Also, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, on his twitter handle, commiserated with the first family. He said, “Our thoughts are with the first family – our family will be praying for you. We wish Yusuf a speedy recovery,” he said.
Also, the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on his Twitter handle on Thursday, prayed that God would be with the President’s family at this trying time.
He said, “I wish the President’s son speedy recovery. May the healing hands of the Almighty God be upon the young man and may God be with the first family at this trying time. God, who is the giver of life, will restore every aspect of Yusuf’s body that needs to be restored.”
It was gathered that he was involved in a power bike race with a friend on Tuesday night in the Gwarinpa area of Abuja when he was involved in the crash.
The presidential spokesman, Garuba Shehu, had, in a statement on Wednesday, said, “Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.”
He was said to have undergone a successful surgery at the Ceda Crest Hospital, Abuja. and would have been flown abroad but doctors advised he might not survive a 6 hours plus airlift before arriving Europe.