Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on Nigerians to appeal to the former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and his cabal to allow the All Progressives Congress(APC) presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Mohammadu Buhari to attend properly to his health.
The governor, who said he was worried that Tinubu and his cabal were pushing Buhari too hard because of their selfish motive and parochial interests.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka,in Ado Ekiti Sunday, the governor said; “since last week Thursday, that Buhari appeared for less than two hours at the Chatham House where he said his doctors certified him fit and that he was returning to Nigeria for the ‘final onslaught on the PDP,’ he has simply disappeared from public glare.”
He queried; “Isn’t it strange that someone who is contesting an election in 28 days time could afford to stay outside the country for going to two weeks?
“Buhari confessed that he actually saw his doctors, why did the APC cabal lie that he never visited any hospital, even going to the ridiculous and criminal level of using pictures taken in Abuja to authenticate claim that Buhari had a television interview in London?
“Like I have maintained, the same cabal that were involved in the Yar’Adua saga are also involved in the packaging of Buhari and Nigerians must save the man from these people, who are only interested in using him to assume power.”
While maintaining that Buhari was not the candidate of the north, Fayose asked; “shouldn’t it interest Nigerians, especially the northerners that only Malam Nasir El-Rufai was a notherner among those who attended the last Thursday arrangee Chatham House event?
“During the APC primary, delegates from the North voted for former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. Only delegates controlled by Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Bukola Saraki voted for Buhari.
“In appreciation of Tinubu’s role, Buhari gave him (Tinubu) the sole right to choose his running mate, with Tinubu still being rumoured to be interested in the Vice President position that he gave his surrogate, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
“Also, the APC confirmed yesterday that Buhari’s campaign is being funded by Tinubu and Amaechi.
“All these point to the fact that Tinubu and his cabal have a sinister agenda against the North, which they want to use Buhari to achieve.
“Our leaders in the north should therefore intervene and free Buhari from the APC cabal now because he needs to take proper and adequate care of himself medically.”