I’m too old to fear death, First Lady reacts to Bauchi cleric threats

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As Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed apologises, promises to deal with ‘renegade’ citizen.

The wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has reacted to a viral video threat to her life by a Bauchi cleric, saying she is not afraid of death after attaining the age of 60 in life.

The First Lady who spoke at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Adamu Suleiman Rilwanu, on Tuesday was reacting to a viral video made by Bauchi cleric, calling for her death.

She said: “I want to thank His Excellency , (Bauchi State Governor), he keeps assuring me that I am safe, but I want to say that I am too old to be afraid. If God has granted me over 60 years on earth, I shouldn’t be afraid of death.

‘I thank God that you encouraged me to come Nigeria belongs to all of us and this is the time for us to unite more than ever before”, she said.

Earlier Governor Bala Mohammed condemned the threat to the life of the First Lady, describing it as a “national embarrassment”.

The governor said he was disappointed and frustrated that the death threats came from someone from Bauchi State.

He said It was a national embarrassment that someone from his state would threaten the wife of the President.

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He apologised to her and vowed that the cleric would not be spared but would be dealth with appropriately.

“Your Excellency, you have distinguished yourself not only as a senator but as a politician that as opened the new frontier of politics and politicking. Your renewed hope is being given as hope because you have set aside all the differences of politics and partisanship.

“And of course, I am aware of some challenges and threats to your life and person by someone from this state. I was so disappointed and frustrated, but you made my day as a courageous mother, you decided to come to Bauchi.

“That renegade, we will deal with him and Allah will deal with him, by the grace of God. On behalf of His Royal Highness and the people of Bauchi, we apologise for that national embarrassment, it will not happen again”, he pleaded.

-9News Nigeria.

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