– Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state says President Buhari is in critical condition.
– The governor threatens to make public 11 recent pictures of the president to back his stand that Buhari is critically ill.
– Fayose says a president that has spent so much time outside the country in a year shows clearly that this sickness is major.
The statement by acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, that Muhammadu Buhari is recuperating in the United Kingdom has been dismissed by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state.
Fayose speaking with journalist in Abuja on Tuesday, July 11, asked Osinbajo to provide the evidence that President Buhari is really recuperating as he claimed.
The governor said until such evidence is provided, he remains convinced that the president is in a critical condition, Vanguard reports.
He said: “I’m not going to prove that (the President is recuperating) to Nigerians. It is him (Osinbajo) who said he saw the President that needs to prove to Nigerians. I have made the allegations and I have said it expressly that we are in the age of technology. How do we have an Acting President of a nation that has visited his boss that cannot show evidence of the meeting? The picture they are posting on social media are pictures taken long time.
“You recall that I said this again at Transcorp Hilton in 2015. We are talking about President of 170million people. The Acting President visiting the President that has left this country for about 60 days or more cannot show evidence of the meeting. It shows the President is in critical condition.”
Fayose also threatened to make public 11 recent pictures of the ailing president to back his stand that Buhari was critically ill.
“Again, if they are not careful, I will release some pictures. This will in turn create so many serious problems for this country. And I’m telling you again that I don’t need to prove anything to Nigerians because they are saying the President is well. He’s hale and hearty,” he said.
The governor said he would release the 11 pictures if those in government continue to deceive Nigerians about the true state of the president’s health.
“He has refused to come home in about 70 days. The office of the President and office of the government are offices that encourage the office holders to perform. A President that has spent so much time outside the country in a year shows clearly that this sickness is major. If they go further and try to continue to deceive Nigerians, I will release about 11 damaging pictures anytime from now on the President’s health,” Fayose threatened.
His return to Nigeria was confirmed by Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s media aide, who tweeted that Osinbajo would be presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Aso Rock by 11 am on Wednesday, July 12.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reported that Osinbajo, the acting president, swiftly left after the meeting to return to Nigeria.