Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose on Friday, March 6, 2015 took yet another swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, reiterating that the former military Head of State of health, given that he campaigned in Nigeria for four weeks and took a 15 day break in the UK.
He made the assertion in response to General Buhari’s confession that he went to the UK to rest, stating that he has been vindicated by General Buhari, as he had maintained all the while that the former leader had gone to the UK to recuperate and seek medical attention.
Governor Fayose, who spoke via a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka also lampooned the APC for their planned one-million-man march in Lagos, saying it was designed to take the attention of the populace from
the issue of General Buhari’s health, adding that such a march would cause confusion in the commercial hub.
Parts of the statement read: “A man who campaigned for four weeks, speaking for less than one hour in all the rallies put together and needed to rest for 15 days should just stay at home and be playing with his grandchildren rather than struggling to take up a job that he does not have the required mental and physical strength to do.
“They brought in Buhari like a thief in the night and now they want to put Lagosians into more hardships by blocking major roads all in the name of a phoney one-million-man match.
“Why not hold their rally in a designated place instead of embarking on a match that will cause chaos and hardships in the state?”
On general Buhari’s statement that he went to rest, Governor Fayose said: “who do we now believe? APC said Buhari went on working visit to UK while Buhari himself said he went to UK to rest.
“When asked by press men whether or not he ever visited any hospital in UK, Buhari said: ‘What is wrong for me to go the hospital?’
“By this statement from Buhari himself, it is clear that APC and its lying leaders tried to fool Nigerians, lying so brazenly and using fake pictures to authenticate their lies.
“Even though there is nothing wrong in Buhari going for medicare abroad, afterall he should be seeing his doctors more often at his age, it is shameful that APC lied so brazenly trying to cover up the obvious reasons Buhari travelled for 15 days.
“What is wrong is the lies told to defend Buhar’s trip to the UK to rest and seek medicare.The fake pictures of Buhari walking the streets of London, the fake Tony Blair picture and the use of pictures taken in Transcop Hilton, Abuja and claming that the pictures were taken in London is the main issue.
“Most importantly, presenting Buhari to us as a superhuman, who can never fall sick is what is wrong and Nigerians are expecting Buhari to apologise for all the lies told in an attempt to cover up the real reasons he (Buhari) travelled secretly to UK.”