The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday afternoon, revealed why he stopped criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been on medical leave in the United Kingdom, UK, few weeks ago.
On the suggestion in some quarters that State Governors should send a team to visit Buhari, in London, over the President’s health condition, Fayose said that would not be necessary.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the Governor, who is also the Chairman, PDP Governors Forum, appealed to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftains, to stop the hypocritical visit to London, by allowing the President to rest.
Recall, that the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and a former National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, as well as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, all visited the President, at the Abuja House, in London.
While speaking, Fayose said: “I believe the President needs enough privacy and time to rest. People should allow him to rest. Many people are going there to convince us that he is okay. He needs to rest, and we don’t need eye service at this point. I have not been criticizing him, because he is sick. When he gets back, I will. And my criticisms are to put the government on its toes.
“His handlers are only not helping matters, by saying one thing now and another thing tomorrow. The sickness could be out of fatigue, or due to old age”, he said.
On the face-off between the State Government and the Federal Ministry of Finance, over the seized Budget Support Fund, the Governor expressed delight that the matter had been resolved.
He thanked the people and workers in the State, for their support and understanding over the matter.
He said the salary of workers would be paid this week, as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, would credit the State Government with the money soon.
The Governor, also stated that this year’s International Women’s Day, would be celebrated with pomp and circumstance in Ekiti State, because the administration would always promote women as an essential part of the society.