Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the hurried trip to London by First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari was a confirmation that President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s health had deteriorated and he is on life support.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said the governor, who addressed some journalists in Lagos on Monday, insisted that
â€œIt is six days since I addressed the press and today, I still insist that the President is indeed on life-support.â€
â€œThe worsen condition of the Presidentâ€™s health necessitated the hurried trip of our First Lady, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari to London and it is hoped that she will have the courage to tell Nigerians the truth this time around.â€ No one is interested in President Buhariâ€™s death. Rather, we are interested in freeing Nigeria from the hands of these few individuals who are presently holding the country to ransom.â€
Governor Fayose, who maintained that President Buhari must resign, said;
â€œToday is the 184th day of 2017. Out of these 184 days, our President has spent 107 days abroad taking care of his health. â€œHow does a nation move forward when its President is spending the better part of his time abroad for Medicare? â€œFor how long can Nigeria and its people wait for a President who is incapacitated? For how long can our people continue to suffer just because some people want to hold on to power at all cost? â€œThat was the reason I raised the issue of President Buhariâ€™s age, health and mental capacity in 2015 and warned against electing President him.â€
Speaking further, the governor said;
â€œNigerians should be reminded that in 2010 when there was uncertainty over the health of the then President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua, President Buhari called on the National Assembly to impeach Yarâ€™Adua. â€œThe Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who was the Spokesperson of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) also said Nigerians should be briefed daily on Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s health status. Lai Mohammed said then that â€˜the health of the President, as a public figure cannot be of interest only to his family and friends. Nigerians have a right to know.â€™ â€œJust the same way President Buhari asked the National Assembly to remove Yarâ€™Adua in 2010; I am also insisting that the President must be made to bow out of office so that Nigeria and its people can be saved from this state of uncertainty.
â€œNo doubt, it has been argued that since Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is already functioning as Acting President, President Buhari can be bedridden for as long as his illness last, but the reality that Nigerians must accept is that the Acting President cannot fully exercise the powers of the President. â€œ
However, pending his resignation, I am also aligning myself with what Lai Mohammed said in 2010 on Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s health by demanding that he (Lai Mohammed) should begin a daily briefing of Nigerians based on authentic details provided by the Presidentâ€™s doctors. â€œNigeria belongs to all of and its collective interest remains greater than those of any individual or group and together, we must save Nigeria.â€