Famous betting site, Nairabet on Thursday opened a betting entry for users to stake their money on the inevitable return of erstwhile Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari. The ailing president has been on medical vacation since the beginning of the year and handed over power to his vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who has severally been said to be under the influence of strong cabals in the Aso Rock. Nonetheless, the economy has seen considerable improvements since Buhari formally handed over power to his deputy Osinbajo. This is evident as relative stability has returned to the forex market in recent times.
Meanwhile, there are strong indications that the ailing president of Nigeria may soon return to power. Going by recent events, notably when he called Governor Rauf Aregbesola to commiserate with him on the passing of his mother Saratu Aregbesola as was disclosed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu to newsmen in Abuja, these are strong signs that the health of the president has improved significantly. In any case, acting president Yemi Osinbajo may be bidding his time at the helm of affairs farewell as President Buhari may shock his detractors and return to the country as a surprise.
Nevertheless, it did not come as a surprise when the management of the popular betting site Nairabet released a statement late on Thursday to deny knowledge of any betting odd on their platform concerning the extended medical vacation of Buhari. More so, it would represent some degree of irresponsibility on their part should the reports be confirmed that the betting site is encouraging its users to castigate and make fun with the health of the country’s president. This is certainly not what is needed now as more efforts should be put into praying for the safe return of the president.