- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state says President Buhari’s health should be an open book for all to read
- The governor states that the recent visit by some governors and APC officials to Buhari in London does not negate his earlier statement that Buhari was incapacitated
- Fayose advises Buhari to decide if he wants to tag along or take the back seat in the interest of Nigerians
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has stood by his earlier statement that President Muhammdu Buhari was on life support in London.
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The governor also called on Buhari to declare his state of health, adding that the president’s health should be an open book for all to read.
Fayose made the statement in a video which surfaced online on Monday, July 31.
He said the recent visit by some governors and APC officials to Buhari in London does not negate his earlier statement that Buhari was incapacitated.
He said: “What I said about the president is very clear. I said that the President at a point before these recent visits was incapacitated and has been on a life support. I stand by it. I stand by it. I have no regrets for that statement.
“You would recall that I said the Handlers of the President should produce evidence to the contrary within 48 hours. After 4 weeks, they said they went to visit the president. Thank God the President is getting better now but there is no denying that what I said at the time was the truth.
Fayose, recalling the statement of the governor of Ebonyi that the president’s recovery was a miracle, noted that something had gone the other way round before Buhari’s recovery could be described as a miracle.
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The governor said he wished the best for the president and advised Buhari to decide if he wants to tag along or to take the back seat in the interest of Nigerians.
"My position over time as made his handlers to bring the president to the fore, since he left we were hearing nothing. Everybody was prevented from knowing what is going on but my claims made them to do everything to ensure they showcase the president.
“I wish him well but I tell you expressly, health is wealth, without strength you can’t do much. If the President wants to be honorable, he should allow the country to move forward by stepping aside," Fayose stated.
Watch Fayose's comments on Buhari's health below:
Meanwhile, Reno Omokri, ex-new media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has lamented what he considered an insult to Nigeria which was recently dished out by an international news platform.
Omokri tweeted his sadness at a question pasted for viewers of a news programme of the Cable News Network (CNN).
The question asked viewers to identify a president that has not been in office for over two months.
Reacting to the report Omokri suggested that President Muhammadu Buhari had turned Nigeria into the laughing stock of the world on CNN.
In the video below, Legit.ng TV asked some Nigerians what they have to say about Buhari's continued absence from the country.