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Fayose To Buhari: You Are Sick & Tired, Go Home & Rest

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he stands by all he said about President Muhammadu Buhari on his ill health and therefore has no apology to make to anyone about it.

Fayose, who's Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governors Forum therefore advised the President “to resign so as to look after his health because he is sick and tired.”

Fayose gave his stand on Wednesday during a meeting with political office holders at Government’s House in Ado Ekiti.

He said, “If not for our efforts, Buhari wouldn’t have returned now. Buhari is sick and tired and even his physical appearance portrays this and he needs to go home and rest.

“Today, they have cancelled the Federal Executive Council meeting. You cannot hide the truth forever, it will reveal itself someday. You cannot continue to deceive Nigerians.

“Every word that has come out of my mouth, I have no apology for them. President Buhari was indeed in coma and one of those who visited him said his recovery is a miracle. That shows that he was indeed very sick. Let Buhari go back to Daura and rest, don’t send him to early grave.”

Fayose, however, denied reports on the social media that he vowed to commit suicide if the President came back alive from his medical vacation to the United Kingdom.

He attributed the rumour to the work of miscreants spreading misleading reports about him.

“How can I commit suicide because of an old man? Such are from miscreants on the social media. Let me tell you expressly, why would I commit suicide? I cannot commit suicide because of my mother. Even if they are burying my mother now, I will cleverly stay away from the grave so that I won’t fall into it. I can’t commit suicide because of Buhari. I never said that and will never make such statement.”

Fayose added that pressure from him and the civil society groups including the ‘Resume or Resign Movement,’ was responsible for the “forced return of the President to Nigeria.”

He continued, “I don’t want to talk about 2019 but I want to tell you that Nigeria needs a president that is agile and strong. The job is too much for an individual that does not have what it takes.

“We wish him well and we want him to recover but the President should throw in the towel, resign and go home.

“They said he would come back and resume in his office, he resumed in his office, they said rats have taken over his office. Now, they said he is working from home; tomorrow, they would say he is coming from the bedroom. All these stories are ending up in a make-believe.”