Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State also reaffirmed his belief that Buhari is too old to govern Nigeria.
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has said that he will not stop attacking the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose also reaffirmed his belief that Buhari is too old to govern Nigeria.
The governor stated this via a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi on Thursday, February 26.
The statement reads:
“I remember then as the ad hoc chairman of the PDP committee to shop for the presidential candidate to replace former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a crop of suitable, brilliant, healthy and competent northern politicians in the PDP were shortlisted by me for Obasanjo to pick from, but he overruled the list and asked me to contact the late Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua because he preferred him."
“In fairness to the late president, he objected to the offer on health ground, but Obasanjo insisted that he must be the president.”
“I am not against the North, rather if Obasanjo had picked from the list of names submitted by my committee to him, certainly, a northerner, replacing Obasanjo would have ruled this country till 2015. As an insider who saw everything and who again have noticed the repeat of the episode of 2006, I must talk.”
“There is nothing bad in allowing President Jonathan from the South to complete the two terms he is allowed constitutionally and in 2019, a real candidate from the North, not one manipulated by the South-West APC, will emerge to take over.”
“These APC leaders operate in deceit, the wellbeing of this country is secondary to them. This is the party that ruled Ekiti for just only four years and grounded the state with huge debts.”
“That 2006 scenario is again being re-enacted with Obasanjo and APC leaders branding General Buhari to be the president of this country.”
“I am not wishing General Buhari dead, but the fact remains that he is too old to govern a complex country like Nigeria and we don’t want a president that will govern by proxy.”
Fayose had earlier accused Buhari of travelling to the UK to receive medical attention for a hidden ailment.