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Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to speak with him to prove he is hale and hearty instead of shopping for outsiders to speak with.
Fayose said Nigerians would be more convinced if the president spoke with him.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, noted that Buhari had reportedly in one week spoken with the king of Morocco and the president of the African Union.
Fayose said, “If their problem is that they are looking for a credible person who can help them convince Nigerians that all is well with our President, I’m their best bet.
“Let the president speak with me. If I tell Nigerians that the president spoke with me, Nigerians will believe.
“Since they are eager for the president to speak to people; believing in this way to convince Nigerians that their President is hale and hearty, let president Buhari talk to me. I can be reached on 08035024994. I am credible and Nigerians will believe me”, he said.
According to him, Nigerians are getting suspicious of all the purported visits to Buhari in London as well as his orchestrated telephone conversations with international figures who Nigerians cannot trust to give a true and unbiased report about the president’s state of health.
He added, “They said he spoke to President Donald Trump; despite the hype, Nigerians were skeptical. Then they said he spoke to the King of Morocco; again, Nigerians were suspicious. Before we recovered from that, it is now the AU president that they said President Buhari spoke to.
“A president that can speak with outsiders should be able to whisper or wave to his own people. The people gave him the very important platform of President on which he stands today and, therefore, Presidential aides should stop giving the unhelpful impression that Buhari has no respect for the Nigerian electorate.”
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Source: Punch News