The Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has lashed out on the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, over his recent comments asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
Ojudu, who himself is from Ekiti State, said Fayose’s many ranting against the president portray the state in bad light.
“We need an active president going by our numerous challenges. How long will Nigerians wait for an incapacitated president?” Fayose was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
“We cannot wait again for somebody to hold us to ransom. I don’t have any bad blood against Buhari. Osinbajo has no powers without the president. He owes us the duty to tell us the state of his health.”
Reacting to the development, Ojudu described the governor’s comments as disrespectful of a man old enough to be his father.
He advised Fayose to devote more time to ensuring that citizens of Ekiti State enjoy good governance than going about disparaging the President.
“He (Fayose) has been quarrelling with everybody. Even in Ekiti, he is demolishing filling stations belonging to the opposition,” Ojudu said.
“He has always been insulting the president and disparaging a man old enough to be his father.
“He is portraying Ekiti in a bad light. We are not like that. Is he the only governor, why is it that he is the only one making so much noise?”
“Right now, fuel is not being sold in Ekiti because he is busy demolishing filling stations under one guise or the other.
“People are buying fuel from neighbouring states. People are suffering; they are tired of his ways.
“Go and tell him to concentrate on governance and to stop insulting the president.”
President Buhari is currently in London for medical treatment for an undisclosed illness.