Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has urged Nigerians to be wary of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s intention on who should be elected president in the February 14 election.
While affirming the North’s right to contest for the presidency, Fayose said it should, however, not be an “old horse like the All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari, whose state of health is a concern to all Nigerians”.
In a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, the governor said the ex-president should also be closely monitored for his romance with some leaders in the APC despite claiming to be a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Nigerians should be wary of Obasanjo’s banana peel. He was the one who put forward Umar Yar ‘Adua as the president knowing the man’s state of health and the man died in office. He was the one who said President Goodluck Jonathan was the best for Nigeria and that without him there would be no Nigeria.
“The question people should ask former President Obasanjo is what has gone wrong between now and then? He is against President Jonathan because the President refused to be pocketed by him and any Nigerian leader who wants to succeed will not allow that.
“Obasanjo is now presenting General Muhammadu Buhari as the best candidate for Nigeria knowing the man’s age and that the pressure of office would be too much for him”, he said.
According to the governor, Obasanjo only wanted to plunge Nigeria into another needless crisis, just like he did during the Yar ‘Adua era.
“In the North, there are so many qualified, brilliant and credible people who can rule the country well. Why is Obasanjo going after an old horse that may collapse mid-way. Nigerians should know the state of health of Buhari. His age and health cannot stand the rigours of the office. Nigerians deserve to know the health status of Buhari.
“The strange love between Obasanjo and Tinubu is like a lion and a goat living together in the same house. Jonathan should be allowed to complete his term and after that the North will be allowed to present credible candidate in 2019, not an old horse being put forward”, the governor added.