- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti says Nigerians need a live video of President Buhari addressing them
- The governor challenges Buhari’s handler to prove to Nigerians that the president is not incapacitated by producing him to the public
- Fayose says Buhari should speak to Nigerians publicly to prove that he can continue as president
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has described the reported visit of acting president Yemi Osinbajo to Muhammadu Buhari in London as another plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to conceal the true state of health of the president.
The governor in a release issued on Wednesday, July 12 by his media aide Media, Lere Olayinka, insisted that what Nigerians need to address their doubts about the president’s health condition was a live video of President Buhari addressing them and not a visit in which no pictorial (photo or video) was made available to the public.
He said: “President Buhari has spent 65 days out of the country since he left on May 7, 2017 and no one has seen him. Yet, Nigerians are being told that the Acting President Osinbajo visited him with no picture, no video to show except that of his (Osinbajo) entering and leaving the Abuja House in London.”
“Today is July 12, making 115 days that President Buhari spent abroad taking care of his health out of the 193 days in 2017, and what Nigerians are being told is that Acting President Osinbajo met him secretly in London, this is ridiculous."
Fayose challenged Buhari’s handler to prove to Nigerians that he is not incapacitated by producing him to the public.
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He queried why those who told Nigerians in 2010 that the health of the president, as a public figure should be made public are the same people in power now telling Nigerians that Buhari was being met behind the camera by the acting president.
“It is therefore my position that Nigerians do not need this drama of Osinbajo’s behind the camera meeting with Buhari. Rather, what we want is that the President should speak to Nigerians publicly and disabuse the minds of the people who are of the belief that he is already incapacitated and cannot continue as President,” the governor said.
Fayose has also threatened to make public 11 recent pictures of the ailing president to back his stand that Buhari was critically ill.
The governor said he would release the 11 pictures if those in government continue to deceive Nigerians about the true state of the president’s health.
In the video below, some Nigerians express their doubts about President Buhari's health.