National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun Thursday, blasted the governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose over his comments on the state of health of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with journalists shortly after receiving the report of the APC Constitution Review Committee led by the national legal adviser of the party, Muiz Banire, Oyegun downplayed the comments of Fayose.
He said, “I hate to comment on anything the governor of Ekiti state says because when people have taken leave of common sense and all decency, when people have thrown overboard, 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.
“But I am glad that even yesterday, PDP governors went there. Thank God, nice, sober people were very excited and were happy with the pace of Mr President’ recovery. We are glad that finally, even the most hardened political adversary that common sense and common decency will finally prevail.”
The APC national chairman who declared that President Buhari was now fit to return to the country, however, said he was not in a position to say when President Buhari would leave the United Kingdom.
“There has been sufficient information given to the public. We want to confirm that Mr President is convalescing very strongly. Right now, all he is doing is having enough rest as much he can to build up his energy and build up his stamina. But the worst is certainly over.
Mr President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country elected him. I am glad to say that he is recovering beautifully.
“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 a longer time. But he is beautifully making progress with his recovery” we discussed issues with him, but basically it was a courtesy call. People were genuinely concerned and wanted to see him.
“We had a good chat with him and had a good meal as you could see. He is still his own jovial self. He asked so many questions about events back home, just wanting to get our own perspective. I personally enjoyed the visit and I came back very happy.”