Speak to me to convince Nigerians you are healthy, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has added a twist to the health saga of President Muhammadu Buhari, declaring that a chance to speak with him would clear the doubts over the President’s health condition.

Mr. Fayose’s comment is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, which was made available to journalists on Sunday.

The statement came on the heels of reports of the President’s recent phone conversations with the President of the African Union as well as the King of Morocco.

Mr. Buhari also on Sunday placed telephone calls to a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

The president is presently in the United Kingdom where he is said to be resting and recuperating under medical supervision.

Mr. Fayose noted that instead of speaking with foreign leaders, he would offer to speak with the President to put an end to any doubts.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The governor said Nigerians were already suspicious of all the “purported” visits to Buhari in London as well as his “orchestrated” telephone conversations with international figures who, Mr. Fayose said, could not be trusted 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 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,” Mr. Fayose said.

“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 the 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.”

Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina, when reached by PREMIUM TIMES, declined to comment on Mr. Fayose’s request.


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  • Du Covenant

    Our President does not speak with mad people like Fayose……

    • Say the truth

      He is your president yet he has chosen to ignore you and instead speak to outsiders. Are you alright?

      • Du Covenant

        Our President has not ignored us as you choose to put it. Most Nigerians on this forum brand Fayose a lunatic, do you know why?. He looks like a lunatic, speaks like a lunatic, thinks like a mad man if he thinks at all, he behaves like a lunatic so, he must be a lunatic!. There is no irrational person like Fayose occupying the office of a governor in Nigeria today and I feel sorry for my fellow citizens from Ekiti State. They surely deserve better!!.

  • Mufu Ola

    Ridiculous. Why would Buhari speak to a semi lunatic?

    • Otile

      Do you know that Imam Abubakar Shekau is more credible than Imam Mohamed Buhari?

      • AryLoyds

        Confirm !

  • Otile

    If Buhari cannot speak to the Governor, let him speak with Bishop Kuka. The Bishop is a well trusted man all over Nigeria.

    • OGK

      Kukah ke? You must be living in fool’s paradise. Kukah had lost his credibility since his open romance with the corrupt and denigrated Fortunatus. Nigerians rate Shekau higher than Kukah.

  • JasV

    Who is this clown???

  • Daniel

    Buhari is a forgone issue. Just that his aides are jobless and they know their jobs are on the line.

    Besides, who cares about a poverty creator?

    It is time to flush out Buhari’s aides.

    A ghost cannot rule over 180 million people. But only in Nigeria.

    Yeye dey smell!

  • Kevin Peter

    Yes because Fayose is the greatest critic of president Buhari, a call between them will assuage all elements of doubt concerning the “hale and hearty” posture as claimed by the presidential aides in spite of 46day sojourn in a foreign land.

  • Rommel

    Fayose should announce the death of his wife and see if he would not receive phone call from Mr president

  • Jacobus James

    What about a television interview with an independent television station from Nigeria …or , since he likes speaking to foreigners who don’t mind his bad English, give a fifteen minute interview on Al Jazeera. He is done that in the past.

  • TruthBeSaid

    Would someone tell this chap that any president that is worth his salt does not speak to lunatics?

    • Say the truth

      Tell your messiah to talk us instead of outsiders. It is out of fashion to insult people instead of answering questions.

  • OGK

    Fayose and his spin doctor would not stop deluding themselves. So Fayose believes Nigerians see him as serious? I wished these jesters take a mirror and look at themselves. Fayose, a serial liar, fraudster, evil personification and a glorified dropout saying Nigerians believe him. Speaking with Fayose is nothing but height of denigration of presidential image. Someone whose fingers were caught red-handed inside the cookie jar, yet blantantly denying. For governors of PDP to make him their chairman speaks of how sunken the party has become.