The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the planned One-Million-Man march by the All Progressives Congress in Lagos as a “plot by the party to cause chaos and pandemonium in the state.”
He also said that by Muhmmadu Buhari’s own admission, he had been proven right that the APC presidential candidate travelled to the United Kingdom for medical reasons.
The APC presidential candidate returned to Nigeria on Friday after spending about two weeks in London.
Asked by journalists who accosted him at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, if he actually visited hospital as alleged by Mr. Fayose, Mr. Buhari asked, “What is wrong for me to go the hospital? Am I not here now? Are you seeing a sick man?”
In a statement on Friday by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, the governor, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, said walking the streets of Lagos by the APC would not remove the fact that the party was a congregation of “liars and deceitful people”, who can
never be trusted with the resources of Nigeria and its people.
He alleged that the opposition party was planning the event in order to take the minds of the public away from the lies they told about Mr. Buhari’s health status.
Mr. Fayose insisted that the APC flag bearer was not healthy enough to govern Nigeria.
“A man who campaigned for four weeks, speaking for less than one hour in all the rallies put together and needed to rest for 15 days should just stay at home and be playing with his grandchildren rather than struggling to take up a job that he does not have the required mental and physical strength to do,” he said.
“They brought in Buhari like a thief in the night and now they want to put Lagosians into more hardships by blocking major roads all in the name of a phoney one-million-man match. Why not hold their rally in a designated place instead of embarking on a match that will cause chaos and hardships in the state?”
Mr. Fayose said going by Mr. Buhari’s response that he was in the UK to rest, it became difficult whom to believe between the APC presidential candidate and the party, which had insisted the former military head of state was on a working visit.
The governor said, “By this statement from Buhari himself, it is clear that APC and its lying leaders tried to fool Nigerians, lying so brazenly and using fake pictures to authenticate their lies.
“Even though there is nothing wrong in Buhari going for medical care abroad, after all he should be seeing his doctors more often at his age, it is shameful that APC lied so brazenly trying to cover up the obvious reasons Buhari travelled for 15 days.
“What is wrong, is the lies told to defend Buhari’s trip to the UK to rest and seek medicare; the fake pictures of Buhari walking the streets of London, the fake Tony Blair picture and the use of pictures taken in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja and claiming that the pictures were taken in London is the main issue.
“Most importantly, presenting Buhari to us as a superhuman, who can never fall sick is what is wrong and Nigerians are expecting Buhari to apologise for all the lies told in an attempt to cover up the real reasons he travelled secretly to UK.”