Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has pleaded with leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, particularly a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be human enough to allow the party’s presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) proceed for a purported medical check-up abroad.
The governor maintained his earlier allegation that Buhari is in a poor state of health but is being prevented from traveling abroad for medical treatment by Tinubu.
A statement by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka quoted Fayose as saying at a campaign rally in Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government on Wednesday that “Buhari is a car with a damaged engine but being packaged by Tinubu and his cabal whose only interest is the wealth of Nigeria”.
He said; “In all the campaign rallies held by the APC, Buhari never spoke for more than six minutes.
“Buhari will just utter some words that he had rehearsed and any attempt to bring in new words always result to confusion in his brain due to senility. That was the reason he called his running mate Osunbade instead of Osinbajo and also referred to Imo State as Ibo State.
“This is clear evidence of ill-health, old and and senility. Those packaging Buhari to achieve their personal ambition of gaining unhindered access to the wealth of Nigeria should fear God and allow this old man to take care of his health”, the governor said.
Speaking further, Fayose, who insisted that Buhari is old and sick said; “they had programmed Buhari to travel to the U.S on 26th of this month, but they opted out when the secret trip was reported in the media.
“As a cover-up, the APC cabal sold a story to the press that Buhari was invited to attend a programme in the US by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS).
“Interestingly, the CSIS programme was billed for January 26, the same day Buhari was said to have planned his medical trip to the United States of America.
“However, the programme was cancelled, leaving Buhari with no excuse to travel and instead of them to allow the man to travel as he had planned, the APC cabal, who are obviously more interested in the presidency than Buhari’s welfare are urging him on”.