Buhari’s health: Stop heating up the polity, Okorocha tells Fayose

Buhari’s health: Stop heating up the polity, Okorocha tells Fayose
June 29 23:33 2017

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has called on his Ekiti state counterpart, Mr. Ayo Fayose to desist from heating up the polity with reckless and unsubstantiated claims over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

Okorocha, who is the chairman of All Progressive Peoples (APC) Governors Forum, said in a interview with State House correspondents on Thursday that the allegation by Fayose that the President has been on life support at the West End hospital in London since June 6 was baseless and unfounded.

He said.  “The speculation he is making is wrong, it is unfounded. And if anybody is to speak about the President’s health, Fayose does not have the qualifications to speak for the nation whether Mr. President should resign or stay.

“It is not in our culture, it is not in our tradition. We sympathize with those who go through pains of ill-health, at that time we don’t wish them death, we wish them well. And Mr. President’s office is properly taken care of by Mr. Acting President of Nigeria until Mr. President comes back home and continues his work and finish his term. But to say he should resign is cheap talk and does not make sense in anyway.”

“I want to advise that Fayose’s tatement should not be regarded, is baseless and there is no substance for that information. What he said is not right, it is uncalled for and that is simply heating up the polity.

“In our culture and tradition we do not play politics with peoples lives and anybody can be sick, anybody can be in the hospital  and so making such categorical statement which is unfounded that Mr. President is on life support, is to the best of my knowledge a statement of hate.

“That is a cheap talk and Nigerians should not regard it. What we should do right now is to pray for Mr. President, wish him well, anybody can be sick. Even as he is sick out there many people have been sick in Nigeria.

“So, we should not politicize this and play politics with people’s lives and try to create hate and confusion in the system. I think that has become Fasoye’s style of talk and Nigerians must never take those kind of talk serious because is capable of creating confusion in the system.”