Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that the secret trip made yesterday by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, to the United Kingdom was a perfect cover for his (Buhari) journey to the United States for medical treatment.
Fayose insisted that the trip had exposed APC leaders, especially Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who he alleged, were making frantic efforts to cover up the true health status of the presidential flag bearer for their selfish gains.
The Director of Media and Publicity, for the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday announced Buhari’s trip to the UK, where he said the former head of state “will hopefully give a talk at the prestigious foreign policy hub, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House in London”.
But the Ekiti governor, who has maintained his position that Buhari was nursing a terminal ailment, accused the APC campaign of being economical with the truth.
Fayose, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said: “The truth is that Buhari travelled out today to seek medicare in USA.
“If the APC people are saying otherwise, let them publish the picture of Buhari boarding the plane and granting interview to Aviation Correspondents at the Abuja Airport.
“While I am happy that the APC people that are packaging Buhari finally hearkened to my plea that they should allow him (Buhari) to seek medicare abroad, I must say that it was evil for the APC to have lied that Buhari travelled on a working visit.
“These APC political merchants should say the truth and save Nigeria from the possibility of another Yar’Adua experience.
“They should tell Nigerians that Buhari is actually sick and lack capacity to rule Nigeria and that they are only packaging him, hoping that he will become incapacitated if he becomes president so that they can take over power by proxy”.
While wishing Buhari speedy recovery, Governor Fayose said; “Like I have maintained, the north should wait till 2019 to produce a younger, energetic and healthy president of Nigeria”.