Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Monday, February 23, 2015 took some journalists to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja to show that the interview by Kemi Fadojutimi on ‘All Eyes on Africa’ TV show with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, was actually held in Nigeria and not in the UK as claimed by the APC.
Governor Fayose, who has been critical of General Buhari, the APC and its propaganda tactics took the newsmen to suite 881 where he believed the interview was held, comparing the sofa paintings, table lamp, the flower vase, the lighting points and DSTV magazine in the suite to those in the picture published by the APC.
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While stating that Nigerians deserved the truth, Governor Fayose emphatically stated that General Buhari was actually receiving treatment at the Cavendis Square, London.
His words: “Buhari is on the sick bed at Cavendis Square, London. They should come out and say so. I am not wishing him dead but we have a duty to always speak the truth. The APC have been trying to cover it up by not allowing him travel out but the man knows he is sick and so, he decided to go for medical check. But my argument is that General Buhari is old, even to govern a state. Governing this country needs energy and strength. We don’t want a president that will be inside the house and other people will hijack that government from him and start governing Nigeria as if it is their personal property. They will need to educate the people to read between the lines. I am not against General Buhari, there must be a leader at a given time, but the fact remains that he is frail and not strong enough to run the affairs of this country.”
When quizzed whether he had moles spying on General Buhari in London, Governor Fayose said: “They are entitled to whatever they say. I have said to you, they can’t find answers to a lot of things that I talked about. I come with facts, publish them in newspapers. At General Buhari’s age, I don’t need to run after him. We are playing politics, I need to present before Nigerians facts and figures. My prayer for Buhari is that he should live long in good health. And I want to tell you that anybody claiming that I have sent anyone after General Buhari in London is only running his mouth because they can’t find answers to questions begging for answers when I present them to the public. They claimed that they don’t want soldiers for elections; when they win election soldiers are good, but when they lose even when their candidates have conceded, they say soldiers are bad. For them to be doing propaganda I said General Buhari cannot be president because he is being promoted by propaganda. If it’s by vote, General Buhari will not win. I’m telling you again, mark it. I’ve always told you when I left office that I will come back. I didn’t say it a month to election, I’ve been saying it a long time ago that I will come back as governor of Ekiti State. I’ve never said anything politically that failed, General Buhari will not win this election.”