I have no apology over Buhari advertorial, says Fayose

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to
certain negative comments that trailed the advertorial he sponsored on the front pages of Punch and Sun newspapers of Monday, saying that he has no apology over the advertorial as it contained facts.
Fayose, who stated this through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, said that the truth can never be covered indefinitely, insisting that the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, was too old and sick to be president of this country.
The governor said that the advertorial was his personal opinion as a citizen of this country and not the opinion of the PDP.
The governor said: “I wish to refer to the late President Umaru Yar ‘Adua who former President Olusegun Obasanjo claimed was hale and hearty to lead this country and subsequently took ill and died.
“I must assure all those who have expressed genuine concerns, unlike the APC that is playing cheap politics over
the issue -that my intention is not a death wish to General Buhari, but a factual position that APC is covering.
“My consideration for the advertorial in the midst of alleged ill-health of the late president is the need for the nation not to forget the crisis we were thrown into in 2010, but saved by the National Assembly which had to invoke the Doctrine of Necessity after protests by the Save Nigeria Group ( SNG)
“It is in defence of fairness that I called attention to the
potential crisis we may face, God forbid, that the health of the General becomes a hindrance if he was president and his Vice who is from the South-West would have to step into the saddle not too long after Obasanjo’s eight years in office.
” I wish to draw attention to the lead story in the Sunday Tribune of January 18, 2015, entitled, ‘Buhari’s planned visit to US causes furore.’
“The story revealed that arrangement had been
concluded to fly Buhari to the U.S. for a medical check up. That Buhari has been stressed from effects of the rigours of presidential campaigns across the country and he is definitely in need of medical attention, adding that age was a factor as rigours of the campaign was getting at him”.
Fayose, therefore, advised Buhari to be sincere with
himself and step down for a younger and more vibrant
person.
“Again, I say it that Buhari is too old and spent to lead
Nigeria. The health of all of us who have stepped into the leadership space is nothing personal to us anymore as it has implications on the polity.”
Fayose said that he was certain that time will vindicate him, calling on all Nigerians to vote enmasse for President Goodluck Jonathan to avoid a repeat of history.

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