- President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been in London since May 7, recently received some governors in the country
- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state was not part of the visiting governors as expected
- Fayose, who spoke in Ibadan, Oyo state, gave a reason he was not picked among the visiting governors
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has revealed that he was actually blocked from visiting ailing President Muhammadu Buhari who has been in London since May 7.
Some governors recently visited the president in London, but Fayose’s name was omitted from the list with the presidency giving reason for it.
Fayose reportedly spoke while presenting a welcome address at an all-inclusive meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with other political parties at Ibadan Civic Centre, Agodi Gate, Oyo state on Monday, August 7.
Fayose said he was barred because of his insistence that a sick person who has little or no strength cannot govern Nigeria.
According to Fayose, since President Buhari has refused to return to Nigeria or step down, he should appointed the minister of foreign affairs in London.
The governor said: “Why did they not take me to London. Why didn’t they take me there?
“They obviously knew very well that I would listen to the man and know whether his voice is clear or not. Then, I would be able to tell Nigerians the truth.
“Leadership must come with a certain measure of strength. If you don’t have strength, how can you govern the country?
“So, we need a president that is hale and hearty."
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NAIJ.com reported earlier that seven governors were selected to meet with president Muhammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday, July 26.
The governors departed Nigeria on Tuesday, July 25 and will meet with Buhari by 3pm on Wednesday.
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