The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has suggested that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum may have deliberately excluded him from the delegation that went to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London because of their plan to prevent him from direct, careful observation and truthful recount afterwards.
Fayose, who made these comments while delivering the welcome address at an all-inclusive meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party with other political parties which held at Ibadan Civic Centre, Agodi Gate, Ibadan, Monday, stated that a sick person with little strength was in no position to govern Nigeria.
He said, “Why did they not take me to London. Why didn’t they take me there? They obviously knew very well that I would listen to the man and know whether his voice is clear or not. Then, I would be able to tell Nigerians the truth.
‘‘Leadership must come with a certain measure of strength. If you don’t have strength, how can you govern the country? So, we need a president that is hale and hearty. If our President doesn’t want to go, let him become the Minister of Foreign Affairs in London. These are statements of fact”.
Fayose has been a consistent critic of President Buhari and his government, leading the call for the president’s resignation or disclosure of his true health state since his medical vacation saga began.
He had earlier claimed and subsequently defended the claim that Buhari was on life support in London.
Recall that some weeks ago, some governors, including those of PDP-controlled states, visited the President in London and came back with a report that he had recovered tremendously, sharing pictures of a lively and chatty president.
When the list of the selected governors to visit the president was made public, many were not surprised that Fayose was excluded, given his strong and controversial positions on the issue of the president’s health.
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