Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has taken a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his purported endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the Saturday, February 14, 2015 presidential polls.
Speaking via a press statement dated Thursday, January 15, 2015 Governor Fayose accuses Obasanjo of planning to install an old horse as president, questioning Buhari’s state of health.
The outspoken governor said Obasanjo was planning a repeat of the 2007 polls where late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was put forward and did not last in office due to a health condition.
Parts of the statement read: “Nigerians should be wary of Obasanjo’s banana peel. He was the one who put forward Umar Yar ‘Adua as the president knowing the man’s state of health and the man died in office. He was the one who said President Goodluck Jonathan was the best for Nigeria and that without him there would be no Nigeria.”
“The question people should ask former President Obasanjo is what has gone wrong between now and then? He is against President Jonathan because the President refused to be pocketed by him and any Nigerian leader who wants to succeed will not allow that. Obasanjo is now presenting General Muhammadu Buhari as the best candidate for Nigeria knowing the man’s age and that the pressure of office would be too much for him.”
“In the North, there are so many qualified, brilliant and credible people who can rule the country well. Why is Obasanjo going after an old horse that may collapse mid way. Nigerians should know the state of health of Buhari. His age and health cannot stand the rigours of the office. Nigerians deserve to know the health status of Buhari.”
“The strange love between Obasanjo and Tinubu is like a lion and a goat living together in the same house. Jonathan should be allowed to complete his term and after that the North will be allowed to present credible candidate in 2019, not an old horse being put forward.”