On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Osinbajo departed Nigeria to meet with President Buhari briefly in the UK where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
But Governor Fayose has described the meeting as another attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to deceive Nigerians on the President’s state of health.
Speaking through his media aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose argued that Nigerians desire a live video of President Buhari addressing them rather than a visit in which no pictorial (photo or video) was made available to the public.
“President Buhari has spent 65 days out of the country since he left on May 7, 2017, and no one has seen him. Yet, Nigerians are being told that the Acting President Osinbajo visited him with no picture, no video to show except that of his (Osinbajo) entering and leaving the Abuja House in London,” he said.
Fayose once again challenged President Buhari’s handlers to prove to Nigerians that he is not incapacitated by showing him to the public.
“Today is July 12, making 115 days that President Buhari spent abroad taking care of his health out of the 193 days in 2017, and what Nigerians are being told is that Acting President Osinbajo met him secretly in London, this is ridiculous.
“Should we be talking about President Buhari being met behind the camera by the Acting President at this time or the President resigning so that the country can move forward?
“Isn’t it funny that those who told Nigerians in 2010 that the health of the President, as a public figure cannot be of interest only to his families and friends and that Nigerians have a right to know the President’s state of health are the same people in power now and are feeding Nigerians with tales of Buhari being met behind camera by the Acting President?
“It is, therefore, my position that Nigerians do not need this drama of Osinbajo’s behind the camera meeting with Buhari. Rather, what we want is that the President should speak to Nigerians publicly and disabuse the minds of the people who are of the belief that he is already incapacitated and cannot continue as President,” Fayose said.
In the same vein, Fani-Kayode alleged that Acting President Osinbajo was feeding Nigerians lies, arguing that President Buhari will never return as President. In a Facebook post, FFK wrote:
“I am constrained to tell the Nigerian people that President Buhari is not better and he will never return as President. The truth is that his situation is pathetic and critical. Acting President Osinbajo should stop the lies! Nigerians have a right to know the truth.
“I call on the cabal to stop the cover up and show us our President! I challenge them to put him in front of a camera and let him talk! I challenge them to let him tell us what country he is in, who the leader of that country is, what date it is and what the weather is like outside. I challenge them to give us proof of life and proof of lucidity.
“I challenge them to prove to us that he is familiar with his environment and that he knows who he is seeing, who he is talking to and what he is saying. I challenge them to prove to us that he is not suffering from chronic dementia and that he is not a vegetable that is hooked up to a life-support machine.
“I put it to them that if they refuse to do any or all of these things it means that there is more to the whole thing than meets the eye and they have something hideous and very ugly to hide. It has been 65 long days since Buhari left Nigeria and since our people last saw him. He is OUR President, we care for him and we have a right to know the truth about his welfare, his medical condition and his situation.”