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Speak with me to prove you are healthy, Fayose tells Buhari

By Muyiwa Adeyemi (Head South West Bureau)   |   06 March 2017   |   4:41 am

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak with him on phone to convince Nigerians that he is hale and hearty.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi yesterday, Fayose disputed reports that Buhari had spoken in one week, first with the king of Morocco and next with the president of the African Union.

According to Fayose, the president should call him instead of speaking with “outsiders to convince Nigerians of his health status.” He said: “I advise 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,” he said.

Nigerians, he said, are getting suspicious of all the purported visits to Buhari in London, as well as his orchestrated telephone conversations with international figures who Nigerians cannot trust to give a true and unbiased report about the president’s state of health.

“Since they are eager for the president to speak to people, believing this is the 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,” he said.

“They said he spoke to President Donald Trump; despite the hype, Nigerians were skeptical. 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.

Fayose maintained: “A president that can speak with outsiders should be able to whisper or wave to his own people.




  • Deen Ola

    Ayo fayose is sick, remember your immunity you enjoy will soon end

    • Aristotle

      I don’t see why you find his statement offensive. If the president can speak to outsiders, then what stops him speaking with his own people and ending these speculations once and for all?
      Let’s learn to be objective in analysing issues of this nature. Nobody wants Buhari dead. As a human being he’s also susceptible to illness as we all know. The problem arose due to the mysterious manner of handling the information management by his cabinet. After all as a president he belongs to no one and as well belongs to everyone

      • simon tor gideon

        What of people like the senate president,speaker house of reps,Bola Ahmed Tinubu,gov Amousun of Ogun state and several prominent Nigerians who physically travelled to London and saw PMB and spoke to him physically?Are they not Nigerians?Must the president speak to every Nigerian before you confirm his health status?Ayo Fayose himself needs a psychiatrist attention before we know the actual state of his brain base on the way he talks with his diarrhea mouth.

      • Thedream

        Manner of handling on which aspect? Did they not make it clear that he PMB is not well by telling Nigerians that he is staying back to get some rest base on medical advice? Have you forgotten that he hand over authority to vp before he left the country.

    • August

      You blamed him because u are part of destroyers

  • Bob Nla

    Baba is speaking with people of sane minds. He who dances with a mad man, is also mad.

  • vincentumenyiora

    [“They said he spoke to President Donald Trump; despite the hype, Nigerians were skeptical. 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.

    Fayose maintained: “A president that can speak with outsiders should be able to whisper or wave to his own people.]

    I mean this is looking ludicrous and childlike folks! I mean the simplest this was for the physicians to speak knowing that they are bound by ethics to say the truth about their patients health and nothing but the truth otherwise why not President Buhari get some interview with the BBC or ITV based in London and you don’t need to be going round and round the simple problem and that will stop the ‘perambulations’ about who to speak to justify/ clarify the true situation of the President’s health!

  • Prince Awele Odor

    Peter Ayodele Fayose, what is the basis of your DEMAND that the president speaks with you “for the purpose of convincing Nigerians that he is hale and hearty instead of looking for people outside the country to convince Nigerians” knowing that you are not a member of his party, you are not the chief member of his party, you are not an honourable man, you are not an elder, and you are insignificant, of negligible worth or worthless compared with “the people outside” that he has spoken with?

    Beside this fact, has the president said that “he is hale and hearty”? Has his office not informed Nigerians that he is not well and that his doctors advised him to remain under their care until he has completed the necessary medical treatments, and has he not given full authority and power to his vice, Prof. Osinbajo, so that all matters of governance are carried out?

    May I remind you, a yoruba man, that ti oni lari, ko si eni ti omo ola (we know only about today, no one knows about tomorrow)?

    If you were a man of honour and worth, and sensible about the tradition of yoruba people, you would send him get well wish or prayer, or be silent about his situation.

    • charlieakpeumoh

      Why are you so upset and insolent at the same time??? First of all, this medium of expression is for intellectuals or at least, for people with common sense (and definitely not for motor park touts with foul mouths)!!! Gov. Fayose did not, in any sense of the word, abuse your president or did he? He simply made a demand from the said president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in a democratic dispensation, in which he is equally a respectable citizen. Mr. “Prince Awele Odor”, do you know what “citizens rights” entail???

      Quotes from other intelligent commentaries: I don’t see why you find his statement offensive. If the president can
      speak to outsiders, then what stops him speaking with his own people and
      ending these speculations once and for all?
      Let’s learn to be objective in analysing issues of this nature. Nobody wants Buhari dead.
      As a human being he’s also susceptible to illness as we all know. The problem arose due to the mysterious manner of handling the information management by his cabinet. After all as a president he belongs to no one
      and as well belongs to everyone.

      • Prince Awele Odor

        Charlie, what I wrote should be factual and logical to people who are intelligent or possess commonsense although I am a “motor park touts with fowl mouth”.

        On intelligence and commonsense:

        Quoting from what you characterised as “intelligent commentaries” you wrote: “I don’t see why you find his statement offensive. If the president can speak to outsiders, then what stops him speaking with HIS OWN PEOPLE”?—my emphasis.

        Take note that what the intelligent commentator asked for is that the president should speak to HIS OWN PEOPLE and not with FAYOSE, in order to end the “speculations once and for all”.

        In this regard, would you say that the president’s state of health would be true if and only if he speaks with Fayose and Nigerians learn it from him?

        Also in this regard, take note that the “intelligent commentator”, Aristotle, got this reply: “Manner of handling on which aspect? Did they not make it clear that he PMB is not well by TELLING NIGERIANS—my emphasis—-that he is staying back to get some rest base on medical advice?”.

        Fayose would not accept what Nigerians of social and statutory eminence, dignity, honour, and respectability told the nation about the state of health of the president; he insists on being spoken to by the president. Is that not arrogant and insolent? From what pinnacle of honour, dignity, respectability and age did he demand to be spoken to and must be spoken to? What party consideration makes it mandatory for the president to speak to Fayose?

        You accused me of being insolent to Fayose, the master of insolence, and you referred to the president as “THE SAID president”, my emphasis?

        What citizens right has Fayose exercised that is right or justified in a democratic dispensation while what I wrote is wrong or not justified by the same citizen’s right in the same democratic dispensation?

        Give a proof of your intelligence or commonsense by defining democracy.

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