Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, has insisted that ailing President Muhammadu Buhari was on life support at some point in his on-going indefinite medical leave in the United Kingdom.
Fayose, who is the chairperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors Forum, has been the subject of social media attacks since photos of President Buhari meeting with 7 governors were released by the Nigerian presidency last week.
Sometime during the over 80-days medical sojourn by the president, the vocal opposition leader had claimed that Buhari was on life support and threatened to release 11 photos to prove it.
In a new video which surfaced online, the governor insisted that the president was on life support but stated that he was happy Buhari was getting better.
“What I said about the president is very clear. I said that the president at a point before these recent visits was incapacitated and has been on a life support. I stand by it. I stand by it. I have no regrets for that statement,” Governor Fayose said.
“You would recall that I said the handlers of the president should produce evidence to the contrary within 48 hours.
“After four weeks, they said they went to visit the president. Thank God the president is getting better now but there is no denying that what I said at the time was the truth.
”If you go by the statement of the governor of Ebonyi, he said the president’s recovery is a miracle, it is divine which means something had gone the other way round before becoming a miracle.
“I read in another piece that the president came up like Lazarus from the dead.
“My position over time as made his handlers to bring the president to the fore, since he left we were hearing nothing.
“Everybody was prevented from knowing what is going on but my claims made them to do everything to ensure they showcase the president.
“I wish him well but I tell you expressly, health is wealth, without strength you can’t do much. If the President wants to be honorable, he should allow the country to move forward by stepping aside,” the governor said in the video which was sent to The Trent by Lere Olayinka, a media aide to Governor Fayose on Sunday, July 30, 2017.