Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku sympathise with Buhari over son’s accident

Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria's President survived a fatal bike accident in Abuja, Nigeria and has been flown to Germany for more treatment
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Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria’s President survived a fatal bike accident in Abuja, Nigeria and has been flown to Germany for more treatment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar sent early messages to sympathise with President Muhammadu Buhari over the motorcycle accident of his son. Yusuf.

Yusuf, first son of President Buhair, was involved in a bike accident on Wednesday night but he is in stable condition and the family is receiving goodwill messages from political friends and foes.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, sent a sympathy message to President Buhari’s family over the accident.

Abubakar, who dumped Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) early in the month said in a tweet, “ commiserated with the first family through his Twitter handle @atiku. He said “Our thoughts are with the first family – our family will be praying for you. We wish Yusuf a speedy recovery.”

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan also tweeted: “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.”

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) also wished him quick recovery.

“I wish Yusuf Buhari a very quick recovery. A young man full of promise. My family and I want President @MBuhari to know that we are with him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

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Mr. Reno Omokri, an aide of ex-President Jonathan and a fierce critic of Buhari tweeted: “Today should be a day when all of us Nigerians put our partisanship aside and join with the @MBuhari family to pray for the quick recovery of his son, Yusuf Buhari.

“There are things that divide us. But a thing such as this should unite us in wishing well to the first family,’’ Omokri said.

Senate President Bukola Saraki said: “May the Almighty grant Yusuf Buhari a quick and full recovery. My prayers are with President Buhari and his family at this time.’’

The Presidency had said Buhari junior broke a limb and had an injury on the head as a result of the incident.

The accident occurred in Gwarimpa area in Abuja.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said: “He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition’’.

“The President and his wife, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, are thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son.”