Attack on Buhari: Common sense, decency have eluded Fayose – Oyegun

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor &
Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA — National Chairman of the ruling All
Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John
Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the attacks on
President Muhammadu Buhari by the Ekiti
state Governor, Ayodele Fayose shows that
common sense and decency have eluded him.
He also attributed the continued stay of
President Muhammadu Buhari in London to
the need to build up his stamina before
returning to face the rigorous job that
Nigerians elected him to do.
This is even as chairman of Nigerian
Governors Forum, NGF, and governor of
Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar,
yesterday, warned Nigerians to stop peddling
rumours about the President’s health.

Odigie-Oyegun, who visited the President in
company of some governors and a minister,
last weekend, also took a swipe at Governor
Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, saying for his
persistent attack on the President, the
governor had taken leave of common sense
and decency.
He told journalists at the party’s national
secretariat in Abuja, yesterday: “There has
been sufficient information given to the public.
We want to confirm that Mr. President is
convalescing very strongly.

“Right now, all he’s doing is having enough
rest as much as he can to build up his energy
and stamina. But the worst is certainly over.
‘’Mr. President is going to come back and face
the responsibilities for which the people of
this country elected him. I am glad to say that
he is recovering beautifully.”
On Fayose’s position regarding the President’s
health, Odigie-Oyegun said he would not
ordinarily want to join issues with people who
have thrown over board, basic cultural
“When people have taken leave of common
sense and all decency, when people have
thrown over board basic cultural upbringing,
when people cease to have respect for elders
and cease to have respect for the fact that an
elder statesman who is also President of this
nation is going through a serious health crisis
and seek to make fun of it and seek to say
things that are totally unbecoming, it is not
really worth commenting on.
On the President’s likely return in two weeks
as one of the visiting governors was quoted as
saying, Odigie-Oyegun said: “Only Mr.
President can speak on when he is coming
back. But I am glad that he is having a lot of
rest and I wish it is not going to take longer to
be truly ready.”
Stop peddling rumours on Buhari’s health,
Yari warns
Meanwhile, Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar
of Zamfara State, yesterday, warned Nigerians
to stop peddling rumours about the President’s
Governor Yari, who was among the seven
members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum
that visited Buhari in London, Tuesday,
returned to Nigeria yesterday.
Yari told journalists at Kaduna International
Airport, enroute Gusau, that the seven
governors met Buhari in London in what he
called ‘improved health condition’ and that the
President cracked jokes with them.
The governor said it was of no use for anyone
to speak evil of a President who meant well
for the country and its people simply because
he took ill and decided to seek medical
attention outside the country.

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