- The chief press secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, says Fayose had joined Nigerians to pray for Buhari while he was receiving treatment in London
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has denied saying he would take his life if President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria alive.
The governor made the denial on Monday, August 21, in reaction to a statement credited to him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state that he swore to kill himself if the president returns to the country.
The chief press secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, told Premium Times that the statement was a creation of the APC in the state.
He said: “Mr. Fayose never said he would commit suic*de if the President returns to the country.
“It is the handwork of the APC. It is their style to create such falsehood.
“Instead, the governor had wished the president well and had joined others in praying for him."
Meanwhile, the home coming of President Buhari after 103 days on medical vacation in London has continued to generate reactions from Nigerians as residents of Ekiti state took to the streets to celebrate his return.
The people of the state also took the opportunity to protest against Governor Fayose over his statement that he has 11 photos of Buhari on life support.
The people urged him to resign or produce the 11 photos.
The protesters who marched from Oke Iyinmi to the All People Congress secretariat, chanting various songs to deride Mr Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party include APC supporters, civil society groups, artisans and commercial motorcyclists.