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John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he cannot join issues with Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, over his numerous uncomplimentary remarks about President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill-health.

Odigie-Oyegun said this on Thursday during an interview with journalists on the recent trip of some APC chieftains to London to visit the ailing President Buhari.

“I hate to comment on anything the Governor of Ekiti State says because when people have taken leave of common decency, our basic cultural upbringing,” Odigie-Oyegun said.

“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 health challenge and seek to make fun of it, and seek to say things that are so totally unbecoming, it is really not worth commenting on.

“But I am glad that even Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors went there and thank God nice sober people, they were very excited at the pace of recovery of Mr. President. I hope that finally, even for the most hardened of political adversaries that common sense and common decency will finally prevail.”

Odigie-Oyegun reiterated that Buhari has fully recovered but is merely observing rest “to build up his energy, to build up his stamina”.

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“The President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country have elected him,” he said. “I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully.”

When asked what issues they discussed with the President, Odigie-Oyegun said the visit was basically “a courtesy call”.

“We had quite a good chat, quite a good meal. As you could see, he was still his old jovial self,” he said.

“He had so many questions about events back home, just wanting of course to get our own perspective of things which we did. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and I came away very happy.”

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