Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has called on his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayo Fayose to stop playing politics with President Buhari’s health.
Fayose had earlier issued a statement saying that Buhari is on a life support machine, adding that the Sallah broadcast was false.
The Ekiti state Governor also threatened to reveal more information regarding the President’s health.
Speaking further, Okorocha called on Nigerians to disregard the Ekiti Governor’s claims, describing them as baseless.
The Imo Governor also said “As you are aware we are passing through a very difficult time in our nation and we have a lot of challenges – political, economical, social, cultural and what have you. I want to advise that this is what many great nations of the world have passed through before getting to their point of greatness and Nigeria will not be an exemption.
“We must see this time as a trying period for Nigeria and by the grace of God we shall overcome. So this is the time to preach love, this is the time to love one another, this is the time to embrace one another, this is the time to preach peace especially in more of the things that unite us as a people and talk not at all the things that will divide us.
“And this called to question the recent statement created to Governor Fayose over the health of Mr. President. I want to advise that Fayose statement should not be regarded, is baseless and there is no substance in that information. What he said is not right, it is uncalled for and that is simply heating up the polity.
“In our culture and tradition we do not pray politics with peoples’ lives and anybody can be sick, anybody can be in the hospital and so making such categorical statement which is unfounded that Mr. President is on life support, is to the best of my knowledge a statement of hate.
“That is a cheap talk and Nigerians should not regard it. What we should do right now is to pray for Mr. President, wish him well, anybody can be sick. Even as he is sick out there many people have been sick in Nigeria, so we should not politicize this and play politics with people’s lives and try to create hate and confusion in the system.
“I think that has become Fasoye’s style of talk and Nigerians must never take those kind of talk serious because it is capable of creating confusion in the system.
“Moreover, the country is stable and the Acting President is doing a beautiful job, is meeting up the daily duties of Mr. President. There is no vacuum and so there is no cause for alarm. We must at this point give every support to Mr. President and we are hoping that very soon Mr. President will come back and join us. So that statement is a call for concern.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London reportedly receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.