Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with former Vice President of Nigeria and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar whose son tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease.
The First Lady took to Twitter earlier today, March 23, 2020, to react to the tweet of Atiku Abubakar which he used to announced that his son has contracted the deadly disease.
Atiku tweeted: “My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real.”
In her reaction to Atiku’s request for prayers, Aisha Buhari tweeted: “Your Excellency, It’s with a deep sense of concern that I extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son.”
Your Excellency, It’s with deep sense of concern that i extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son. Allah renu en Amin. https://t.co/5jigOmv7Dp— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) March 22, 2020
Besides Aisha Buhari message to Atiku, ever since he announced to the world that his son has become a victim of the dreaded virus, people from both the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition parties have been sending out their prayers for the quick recovery of his son.
One of such is a tweet from Nigerian musician cum politician, Bank W, who appreciated the openness of the former Vice President and prayed for the speedy recovery of his son.
“We pray for his speedy recovery by God’s grace. Thank you for your openness. People need to know that it is a viral infection and not necessarily a death sentence. May God heal our land and keep us all”, he wrote.
We pray for his speedy recovery by God's grace. Thank you for your openness. People need to know that it is a viral infection and not necessarily a death sentence. May God heal our land and keep us all.— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) March 23, 2020
Meanwhile, as of March 22, 2020, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 30 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria. Out of the 30 confirmed cases, 2 have been discharged and no death has been recorded according to the NCDC.