By Philips Sunday
Ekiti, (AN24) – The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convince Nigerians that he is ‘hale and hearty’ by speaking with him.
Fayose’s comment is coming few days after the Presidency claimed President Buhari spoke with Mohammed VI of Morocco and President of the African Union, Alpha Conde.
The controversial PDP governor advised the President to speak with him, adding that Nigerians will believe him if he says he spoke with the President.
The Ekiti state governor made this comment in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi.
The statement reads in part: “I advice 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.
“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.
“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 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.” The statement added.
Recall that President Buhari had on January 19, handed over power to vice-president Yemi Osinbajo before departing the country on a 10-day medical vacation to the United Kingdom.
Unfortunately, the President wrote the National Assembly, seeking an extension to his leave. The President has spent 45 days in London, United Kingdom.