Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has alleged that President Mohammadu Buhari is currently on life support in a UK hospital.
Fayose says the president has been at a West-End, London Hospital since June 6, 2017, and that his health status has worsened and could only be revived through divine intervention and prayers of Nigerians.
Governor Fayose in a news conference told journalists that the Presidency has not been honest with Nigerians about President Buhari’s health, as they are yet to make any official statement has been made about his state of health or whereabouts 53 days after he left the country.
“Dear Nigerians, even though President Buhari needs our prayers and we should keep praying that God takes total control of his situation, it is equally imperative that our leaders must tell us the truth at all times.
“It is time that the President takes the interests of Nigerians above his own and resign from office so that our country can move forward. The fate of Nigeria and its people must not remain in the hands of the Presidency cabal, our country must be set free.”
Contrary to comments made by government officials and the President’s wife, the governor said available and verifiable facts he got from London and within the President’s party -APC reveals Mr. president’s health has worsened.
Mr. Fayose also claims that the audio message released by the presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to Nigerians was fake and a product of propaganda, aimed at further deceiving Nigerians.
“Like every other Nigerian, I do not wish the president dead. I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year.
“However, the recorded audio message which was released by the Presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to Nigerians necessitated my setting the records straight today. No doubt, the audio message was only a damage-control strategy aimed at further deceiving Nigerians.”
“That the audio message does not represent the truth as our President does not only have voice impairment, he has been on life-support since June 6, 2017, at a West-End, London Hospital.”
The governor also claimed that the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, was not allowed to see him during her last visit to the UK.
“Only three Nigerians who are of the President’s cabal are allowed access to the President. I will keep their identities for now,” he said.
“Anyone with a contrary claim should produce the President to Nigerians within the next 48 hours. It is obvious that Nigeria is drifting like the last days of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s government. Nigerians will recall that I warned against electing President Buhari on the account of his age, health and mental capacity.”
Governor Fayose, who said there were clandestine attempts on his life and government, said he remained undaunted and committed to truth and fearlessness even in the face of intimidation.
He, however, said the federal government should be held responsible if anything happens to him in the course of tackling the presidency.
President Buhari has been in the Uk since May 7 for a medical follow-up after spending close to two months there earlier in the year for same medical reasons.