Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has reiterated his call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is still too weak to be saddled with the task of piloting the affairs of the nation.
Fayose said he stands by all he said about President Buhari’s ill health, urging the ailing President “to resign so as to look after his health because he is sick and tired.”
The governor who doubles as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governors Forum spoke on Wednesday during a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House in Ado Ekiti.
“If not for our efforts, Buhari wouldn’t have returned now. Buhari is sick and tired and even his physical appearance portrays this and he needs to go home and rest.
“Today (Wednesday), they have cancelled the Federal Executive Council meeting. You cannot hide the truth forever, it will reveal itself someday. You cannot continue to deceive Nigerians.
“Every word that has come out of my mouth, I have no apology for them. President Buhari was indeed in coma and one of those who visited him said his recovery is a miracle. That shows that he was indeed very sick. Let Buhari go back to Daura and rest,” he said.
Fayose continued: “The pressure from me and many other Nigerians made the President to return home. They have been treating this matter under the table forgetting that the life of a president is an open book that can be read by everybody and anybody.
“Not until civil societies and people like us started making noise. You can’t be our President without us knowing what is happening to you.
“For me, the President went to coma on July 6. Today, they can come back and organise rallies and all that attested to the fact that the President recovered by miracle which we are glad about.
“We are happy that he is back. But when you look at the President physically, you will see that he is emaciated, tired and weak. You don’t have to be president at all costs, when you are tired, you go home.
“I stand by all I have said about the President. We are glad he is back, but don’t over flog him. I am not a sycophant and I stand to speak for Nigeria. Somebody must be able to speak on behalf of the poor masses. This was how they deceived us during the time of Yar’Adua.
“I am not a hypocrite and I will never be one. This country deserves a very healthy person. The office of the President is not for a sick man. The President is tired and should be allowed to resign and go and rest. “
Asked if he would honour the invitation if invited to see the President, the governor said that could be misinterpreted.
“I cannot go and greet the President if invited and the reason is that such action would be misinterpreted to be something else. So, it is good for me to wish him well from a distance and be able to tell Nigerians the truth.
“I don’t want to talk about 2019 but I want to tell you that Nigeria needs a president that is agile and strong. The job is too much for an individual that does not have what it takes.
“We wish him well and we want him to recover but the President should throw in the towel, resign and go home.
“They said he would come back and resume in his office, they said again that rats have taken over his office. Now, they said he is working from home; tomorrow, they would say he is working from the bedroom. All these stories are ending up in a make-believe,” the governor said.