In June, Fayose had released a statement which claimed that President Buhari was on life support and needed prayers from Nigerians. He also said he had photos to back up his claim.
In a recent interview, Fayose insists that President Buhari was incapacitated and was on life support just before the recent visits by some state governors. Hear him:
“What I said about the President is very clear. I said that the President at a point before these recent visits was incapacitated and has been on a life support. I stand by it. I stand by it. I have no regret for that statement.
“You would recall that I said the handlers of the President should produce evidence to the contrary within 48 hours. After 4 weeks, they said they went to visit the president.
“Thank God the President is getting better now but there is no denying that what I said at the time was the truth. If you go by the statement of the Governor of Ebonyi, he said the President’s recovery is a miracle, it is divine which means something had gone the other way round before becoming a miracle. I read in another piece that the President came up like Lazarus from the dead. Well, that is another person saying that.
“I stand by what I have said. Not in the wish that the President must die. Don’t forget, that the President owes it to us all to declare his state of health. The president’s life should be an open book that should be read by everybody”.
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In a related development, Fayose has faulted government’s claims, insisting that the battle against insurgency has not been won and this is as a result of corruption.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said Boko Haram is still able to carry out attacks at will despite government’s claims. In his words:
“Boko Haram is not defeated. It has not even been degraded. The brutal killings by Boko Haram all over the place gives the lie to the APC-led Federal Government’s assertion that it has won the battle against insurgency,” Fayose said.
According to Fayose, the battle against the terrorists was still raging fiercer than ever, with the continued bombings and killings of innocent Nigerians by the group.
“The gory killing of the oil workers confirms this. The wanton destruction of lives and property all over the place by Boko Haram also testifies to this fact.
“Like the ostrich, this government is trying hard to cover what cannot be covered. Boko Haram ambushes and kills soldiers at will.
“Gallant officers and men continue to fall in battle to the superior fire-power and higher morale of the insurgents.
“Boko Haram invades and sacks communities at will, carting away human beings and other resources. The insurgents throw bombs with reckless abandon. Is this the evidence of a degraded or defeated Boko Haram?” he said.
The governor, however, blamed corruption within the military as the reason for the failure to successfully rout the deadly group. In his words:
“Transparency International’s revelation that the military inflate military contracts to siphon money meant for the war efforts explains why the insurgents are waxing stronger and remain undefeatable.
“The war against insurgency has become a conduit for the siphoning of the resources of this country. Boko Haram is now the pot of soup or ‘amnesty’ largesse of the APC government.”
Fayose also stated his repeated claim that the war against corruption was targeted at the opposition.
“They keep pulling the wool over the eyes of the gullible with their lip-service commitment to the war against corruption and insurgency. But come 2019, they will know that the people are not deceived,” he said.
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In August 2016, the Nigerian Army said it had largely defeated Boko Haram, declaring that the terrorists had splintered into several groups. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had said the ability of Boko Haram to re-group in any part of Nigeria had also been degraded.