He spoke during the submission of the report of thePDP Strategic Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee, which was headed by Professor Jerry Gana.
Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, said it was in the interest of the PDP for the President to return in peace and continue to preside over the affairs of the nation.
He said the health of the President was important for the country and Nigerians, adding that the PDP would like to return to power in a conducive environment in 2019.
He said, “We are not praying for the death of the President. Instead, we are praying for the President to regain his health, return to the country and also continue ruling us.
“His health is important to the country and Nigerians. It is through we want to capture power in 2019, but we want to take over in an orderly manner.
“He must come back and continue his work. That’s our prayer. So, we want two people to, before this event is over, pray for the good health of the President.”
Before then, a former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu had prayed for the President’s quick recovery.