Controversy over the true mission of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom continues to rage even as he failed to show up at a meeting put together by hundreds of his supporters in the UK led by one Austin Ogaga Amaechi.
The event which took place at Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster had General Buhari’s wife, Aishati Buhari standing in for her husband. Also present was the wife of Yemi Osinbajo, – General Buhari’s running mate – Dolapo Osinbajo and a number of other APC dignitaries.
Added to the arguments, Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose called on Buhari to swear with the Holy Quran if he did not visit any hospital for medical attention during his visit to the United Kingdom.
He maintained that Buhari was on a medical trip to London, and that the APC leadership was not being fair enough to the nation by hiding the health status of the former military ruler.
Fayose who likened himself to Elijah in the Holy Bible also ‘predicted’ that Buhari will never be Nigeria’s president again.
According to him, “After President Goodluck Jonathan, there will be a young element in his late 50s from the North that will be Nigerian president. I want to liken this revelation to the story of Elijah and Elisha. I am the Elijah while my followers are Elisha.”
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said, “Buhari will never be Nigeria president again because some APC stalwarts want to ride on his back by seizing power at all cost.
He however clarified that he was not wishing Buhari dead but just to save the country from unnecessary embarrassment: “I wish they can see spiritually what I am talking about that Buhari, despite the hullabaloo will never be president.
“I owe it a duty to Nigeria and its people to expose the antics of the APC cabal whose only interest is to seize power to further their selfish interests.
”Without doubt, it is obvious that this cabal in the APC is trying so hard to deceive Nigerians on Buhari’s health status. That’s the reason they have been using ‘Photoshopped’ pictures to defend their lies on Buhari’s UK trip.
”First, they used a March 5, 2013 picture, claiming that Buhari was taking a walk in London on Thursday. Later they came up with another poorly cropped picture of Buhari with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.