Stop playing politics with Buhari’s health, Gbenga Daniel tells Fayose

Gbenga Daniel; Photo credits: Tribune
Gbenga Daniel; Photo credits: Tribune

A former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday cautioned the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to desist from playing politics with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr. Daniel cautioned the controversial governor while featuring as a guest of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, FIBAN, at an interactive session held in Abeokuta.

He said there was nothing wrong for a formidable opposition to checkmate excesses of government which Mr. Fayose was known to be doing; but faulted his manner of playing politics with the health of the ailing president.

“It is good to have opposition for good democracy to thrive,” he said. “Democracy without a viable opposition is dictatorship.”

“It (viable opposition) will checkmate excesses of government in power, which Fayose is doing; but it is not good playing politics ‎with president’s health,” Mr. Daniel said.

The former governor, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, explained that there is no human being who is immune to sickness; stressing that rather than turning the health of the president to an issue, Nigerians should pray for his recovery.

“He is our president, and I am one of those who want him to recover with good health, and there is no reason why we should toy with his health. I want his recovery and that is my prayers,” Mr. Daniel said.

Mr. Buhari has been in London for medical treatment of an undisclosed ailment for over 90 days and Mr. Fayose has repeatedly called for the president’s resignation claiming he can no longer continue in office.

Speaking on the PDP’s woeful defeat in 2015, Mr. Daniel said propaganda by the opposition was the major cause.

“We allowed the propaganda of opposition to defeat the sitting government, whereas machinery of government is expected to be up and doing,” he said.

Mr. Daniel, however, expressed optimism that the opposition party would bounce back especially after the Supreme Court resolved the leadership crisis.

“Now people who called for change are now calling for change the change. It is now a clear fact that Nigerians at all levels are fed up with APC government.

“It is now time for comparative analysis,” he stated.


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  • Olatubosun

    Gbenga tell him……

  • Olatubosun

    Fayoshame

  • Olatubosun

    Fayose only impresses Illiterates…..

    Fayose has not done any laudable project………..

    He only sells ponmo and rides bicycle

    • dele20

      Ahhhh, he is the governor of only ewa-ag’oin sellers, kpomo sellers

      He is less concerned of his State affairs

  • dpfrank

    Fayose is looking for cheap popularity

    • Tunsj

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • dele20

      Fayose is Mr. Notice-me

    • dele20

      Fayose is an attention-seeker

  • Tunji Olarewaju

    Gbenga mind ya sef o. You talk to the biafools VP like that o

  • George

    Hyenas are coming out gradually since Fayosi and Wike has be able to rescue PDP from dustbin hence all Dogs are raising their smelling heads from sides to sides.

    When did we heard from this drugs lord Egbanga Daniel last. God punish him seriously.

  • Yego V

    This is very sad. I was expecting Gbenga to congratulate Fayose for speaking the TRUTH. Unfortunately for Gbenga, truth has only One face and you cannot change it. Whether that truth comes from Fayose or someone on the street doesn’t matter. All Fayose asked for was transparency from Buhari and the presidency.

    • dele20

      What rubbish truth does Fayose speak, I sometimes wonder if he is a thugnor or a governor?

      All Fayose is aiming at is to condemn this competent PMB’s led government