Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has advised the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to allow the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, to seek medical care abroad.
Fayose has controversially claimed that Buhari is not healthy and recently placed an advert in newspapers to that effect.
The governor, who belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged that Buhari was to seek medical care in the US recently but the trip was cancelled because the “secret” was leaked to the media, reported online news medium, The Cable.
In a statement issued by his media office, Fayose said: “In all the campaign rallies held by the APC, Buhari never spoke for more than six minutes.
“Buhari will just utter some words that he had rehearsed and any attempt to bring in new words always result to confusion in his brain due to senility. That was the reason he called his running mate Osunbade instead of Osinbajo and also referred to Imo State as Ibo State.
“This is clear evidence of ill-health, old (age) and senility. Those packaging Buhari to achieve their personal ambition of gaining unhindered access to the wealth of Nigeria should fear God and allow this old man to take care of his health.”
He insisted “Buhari is old and sick”, alleging that they had programmed Buhari to travel to the US on January 26.
“As a cover-up, the APC cabal sold a story to the press that Buhari was invited to attend a programme in the US by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
“Interestingly, the CSIS programme was billed for January 26, the same day Buhari was said to have planned his medical trip to the US.
“However, the programme was cancelled, leaving Buhari with no excuse to travel and instead of them to allow the man to travel as he had planned, the APC cabal, who are obviously more interested in the presidency than Buhari’s welfare are urging him on,” Fayose said.