A top Presidency source, has revealed
that the embattled President, Muhammadu Buhari, has allegedly agreed to
call his most vocal critic, the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose,
from London, in order to convince Nigerians that he is hale and hearty.
In an exclusive chat with Post-Nigeria,
on Tuesday morning, the source said: “I can tell you that Buhari will
soon call Fayose, to convince the doubting thomases that he is hale and
hearty, and only that he is taking a medical rest.’
He added, that recently a human rights
group, known as the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, CHRSJ,
has been mounting pressure on the Presidency, for Buhari to grant
Fayose’s request to speak with Buhari.
Recall, that Fayose had over the weekend
said rather than speak with “outsiders”, the President should speak
with him, to prove that he is indeed hale and hearty.
In the statement forwarded to
Post-Nigeria on Tuesday, the human right group noted that the call
became imperative, because “Nigerians have been skeptical about various
set of orchestrated media hype on the calling of President Buhari, to
some ruling APC chieftains and world leaders.”
The group, maintained that it was high
time “Buhari spoke with the opposition leaders in the country, to affirm
his message of hale and hearty, since the beginning of his medical
vacation in London.”
The statement which was signed by its
Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Suleiman, noted that the news
surrounding Buhari’s medical vacation had been suspicious to Nigerians,
because the Presidency failed to reveal the true picture of Buhari’s
state of health.
Sulaiman further disclosed that the
group and its affiliates would soon set up the 5-man Committee to visit
President Buhari, in London, in order to ascertain the true state of his
health, and properly brief Nigerians after the visit.
He said the continued stay of Buhari in London over a medical vacation, had been a call for concern by well-meaning Nigerians.
The statement added that: “President
Muhammadu Buhari should return to the country and face governance. To
stay away from his duty post for certain period, is unconstitutional and