Buhari Is Senile, Nigeria Can't Afford Another Yar'Adua Experience, Fayose insists

By Lere Olayinka
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has insisted that Nigeria and its people cannot afford another "Yar'Adua experience" less than five years after the country had to resort to the Doctrine of Necessity to wriggle out of the leadership crisis caused by the illness and eventual death of the then President, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua.

The governor said in a statement issued on Saturday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) was already senile, adding that; "Senility made Buhari not to remember the name of his Running Mate, choosing to call his running mate Osunbade instead of Osinbajo and also referring to Imo State as Ibo State."

Fayose said former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu knew that Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) was old and unhealthy before imposing him as the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) presidential candidate.

He said Tinubu's evil agenda was to once again deprive the North of the rights to its eight years term as president of Nigeria.

"God forbid, if APC wins, Tinubu's agenda is to first get the APC presidential candidate, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to resign within six months for him (Tinubu) to take over as Vice President, hoping that the task of governing the country will overwhelm Buhari and aggravate his sickness, thereby paving way for Tinubu to take over as president.

"That's the reason Tinubu plotted against a younger and vibrant Northerner like Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and opted for a 78 year old Buhari as the APC candidate.

"The question to ask Tinubu and his cohorts in the APC is simple; if Tinubu's godson, Governor Babatunde Fashola is saying that 57 year old Jimi Agbaje is too old to rule Lagos State, how then can they present a 78 year old Buhari to be President of the whole country?

"The answer is also simple, they want a president that would die in office so that they can take over Nigeria. Even during campaigns, Buhari was already collapsing.

"God will not allow these desperate people to plunge Nigeria into another crisis.

"Therefore, our brothers and sisters in the North should not be deceived by those promoting Buhari as a Northern candidate. They should know that the unity and peaceful co-existence of Nigeria and its people is paramount, and waiting for another four years to have the presidency won't be too much a sacrifice to make," Fayose said.

Lere Olayinka