- The outpouring of love for President Muhammadu Buhari has been impressive
- The president turns 75 tomorrow, Sunday, December 17
- His political foes are not left out in the warm messages to the president
Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday which will be tomorrow, Sunday, December 17.
Fayose however advised the president not to consider seeking re-election, urging him to quit when the ovation was loudest.
The governor's advise was contained in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, December 16, by his spokesman, Idowu Adelusi.
The statement from Fayose, who also doubles as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party governors forum, noted that the president had served the nation as far as he could with his advanced age.
“This is to congratulate Mr President as he clocks 75. I want to thank God for his life and pray for good health in the service of our nation and that he continues to age with grace. I wish him the best.
“He represents us all and we owe him prayers and cooperation where necessary, just as we also need to criticise him too where necessary.
“I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari. We need an agile president come 2019.
“We need somebody that is experienced and agile. He shouldn’t contest and the decision is his and his party. But that is not going to stop me and my party from taking over from him and his party come 2019,” the statement said.
Buhari was born on December 17, 1942 in Daura, Katsina state. He will be the oldest president Nigeria has ever had at 77 years, if he contests in the 2019 presidential election and wins.
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