Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in a recent statement issued on Sunday through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, requested that President Muhammadu Buhari should speak to him to convince Nigerians of his health status.
“I advise the President to speak with me for the purpose of convincing Nigerians that he is hale and hearty instead of looking for people outside the country to convince Nigerians,” he said in an apparent response to his recent telephone calls to the King of Morocco and the President of the African Union.
President Buhari who has been in London, United Kingdom for over 40 days yesterday spoke with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.
Fayose offered to speak with Buhari to end the doubts over his health condition.
“If their problem is that they are looking for a credible person who can help them convince Nigerians that all is well with our President, Ayo Fayose is their best bet.
“Let the president speak with me. If I tell Nigerians that the president spoke with me, Nigerians will believe.”
“Since they are eager for the president to speak to people; believing in this way to convince Nigerians that their President is hale and hearty, let President Buhari talk to me. I can be reached on 08035024994. I am credible and Nigerians will believe me,” Mr. Fayose said.
“They said he spoke to President Donald Trump; despite the hype, Nigerians were sceptical. Then they said he spoke to the king of Morocco; again, Nigerians were suspicious. Before we recovered from that, it is now the AU president that they said President Buhari spoke to.
“A president that can speak with outsiders should be able to whisper or wave to his own people.
“The people gave him the very important platform of the President on which he stands today and, therefore, presidential aides should stop giving the unhelpful impression that Buhari has no respect for the Nigerian electorate.”