Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his return from his medical leave in London, which lasted 104 days, demanding good governance from the Buhari-led Federal Government with the aim of eradicating hungry and engendering development.
Fayose, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, made these remarks on Monday while speaking to journalists at the Asaba International Airport after meeting Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and the Secretary, the PDP Caretaker Committee, Senator Ben Obi, on his way to Anambra State for the party’s governorship primary.
He said, “We are happy that President Buhari is back. It is a welcome development but Nigerians are hungry, they need food, they need development. We in PDP know what is right for Nigerians, democracy is strengthened by opposition. The All Progressives Congress (APC) should face governance squarely and give Nigerians democratic dividends,’’ he said.
Fayose added that PDP was getting stronger as governors elected on the platform of the party have pledged their commitment to working with the party leadership to re-position the party with the aim of winning the 2019 presidential election.
It would be recalled that Fayose had in June alleged that President Buhari was placed on life support in London, urging the President to resign immediately.
The Ekiti governor claimed that the audio Sallah message of the President Buhari purportedly sent to Nigerians was fake, saying it was a futile effort to deceive the public. He called on those he called “cabal” in the Presidency to allow the president to resign quietly, to avoid political crisis in the country.
Fayose also claimed that he had at his disposal verifiable facts from London and within the APC, and particularly from those serving in Buhari’s government that confirmed that the president’s health situation had worsened. He said the situation could only change by divine intervention and prayers.
The governor however did not substantiate his claims.