Fayose congratulates Buhari at 75

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 75.

He however urged the president to quit politics given his age and fragile health condition.

The governor spoke at a session with journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

Mr. Fayose said the president had served the nation to be best of his ability in spite of his age, saying he required the prayers of all Nigerians.

“This is to congratulate Mr President as he clocks 75. I want to thank God for his life and pray for good health in the service of our nation and that he continues to age with grace,” he said.

“I wish him the best. He represents us all and we owe him prayers and co-operation where necessary, just as we also need to criticise him too where necessary.”

Mr. Fayose said he congratulated President Buhari, not minding the political differences between them.

He however stated the President should consider his advice of quitting politics at this stage of his public service.

“I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari,” he said.

“We need an agile president come 2019. We need somebody that is experienced and agile.

“He shouldn’t contest and the decision is his and his party. But that is not going to stop me and my party from taking over from him and his party come 2019.”


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  • KOLA DOLLAR

    how do you congratulate for birthday, the man you proclaimed dead? A friend like an HE goat to cocoyam/

    • Bassey Frank

      Fayose NEVER proclaimed Buhari dead. That is how you people create distortions that have no basis.

  • Sam

    Softer tone.

  • Bassey Frank

    Your piece of advice is apt and proper. But the man has a lot to grab for his people. That is what he is staying in power for. Our SW brothers are just picking crumbs from the table and jubilating; while the South-East and South-South are totally neglected but firm in their position. Buhari is a sectional leader and a pretentious character. We over-rated his integrity and under-assessed his incompetence.

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      Why don’t you throw your hat in the ring because you’re young? Internet rants is no substitute for quality leadership and south-westerners don’t need your sympathy.

      • Bassey Frank

        What has SW got to do with my sympathy? Am I their terror?

  • So oju abe niko

    “I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari,” Something is missing from the quote. That should be “not a fan of an old man [in public service]” Indeed, geriatric public servants are unsightly in a society that suffers from high youth unemployment.

  • Mike Dawodu

    Fayose should keep his advice to himself, PMB doesn’t need it, there’s nothing between PMB and Fayose other than envy and bitterness,no more aircraft dropping money in the night from Dasuki for Fayose,ouch,that’s very painful,the faucet has been shut,that’s why he’s been howling and barking with no substance.PMB doesn’t need your advice,if you think you are better than he is, then throw your hat into the ring and contest against him and see whether you won’t lose even in your Ekiti state.Before the 2015 election,Fayose went round, telling all kinds of lies, even comparing PMB with his mom wearing pampers but eventually he and his ilk were put to a crushing shame and after the election, another round of lies began, oh, he’s dead, he’s terminally ill and all what not but here we are,PMB is back hale and hearty and even healthier than most of those who wished him dead but guess what, he’s going to be there till 2023.Take my advice, bring the best in your PDP,atiku or GEJ and watch how they will lose woefully against our PMB.When your younger GEJ was there, all that you guys were doing was to loot the country dry, the feeding bottle has been yanked off, no more free money from ATM dasuki and diezanni and we don’t need your fake sympathy in the south west, we are not where we should be but we’re better off than we were in the previous administration, all that we want is good governance for all Nigerians,not the clannish leadership that was all on show in the last administration. We are on the right path and we don’t need any outsiders’ advice,we vote based on our convictions. Fayose should keep his gunpowder dry and step out to contest with PMB instead of his raucous noise that is always meant to please his wailing and agonizing group.

  • serubawon70

    Buhari’s age and state of health must be an obssession for Fayose. He spent millions from Ekiti govt funds to buy 11 fake pictures of Buhari at the point of death which he raced to Eikiti and threatened to publish. But realisation that he had been conned has not detered him. Now he has been sold the idea that Buhari’s age and poor health as a campaign strategy will get him into Aso rock come 2019. He appears to have bought it hook line and sinker

  • Isaac Azor

    Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ from Fayose I guess!

  • The prophet

    Fayose, hypocrite. The president that you declared was in ICU and waiting for him to die so that you could publish his obituary. Now you are congratulating him. Yeye. God is greater than you. Buhari will live and rule till 2023 in Jesus name. Amen

  • shola

    Fayose congratulates Buhari at 75 ??? Well, If you have such a friend, you don’t need an enemy, period! The question is, how many Nigerians will congratulate you Fayose when you clocks that age? Maybe your family, because you have turned Insignificant and obsolete.