Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has released his personal phone number to President Muhammadu Buhari saying the latter should call him like he has been calling other Nigerians and his aides.
Top government officials and the president’s aides claim he is hale and hearty and has been calling them from the United Kingdom where he is on medical vacation.
Fayose said he would only believe the president is alive after he receives the call from him.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose noted that Buhari had spoken with the king of Morocco and the president of the African Union within a week.
“If their problem is that they are looking for a credible person who can help them convince Nigerians that all is well with our President, I’m their best bet.
“Let the president speak with me. If I tell Nigerians that the president spoke with me, Nigerians will believe.
“Since they are eager for the president to speak to people; believing in this way to convince Nigerians that their President is hale and hearty, let president Buhari talk to me. I can be reached on 08035024994. I am credible and Nigerians will believe me,” he said according to The Punch.
The governor said Nigerians were becoming suspicious of all the visits to Buhari in London by his party chieftains.
“They said he spoke to President Donald Trump; despite the hype, Nigerians were skeptical. Then they said he spoke to the king of Morocco; again, Nigerians were suspicious.
“Before we recovered from that, it is now the AU president that they said President Buhari spoke to.
“A president that can speak with outsiders should be able to whisper or wave to his own people.
“The people gave him the very important platform of president on which he stands today and, therefore, presidential aides should stop giving the unhelpful impression that Buhari has no respect for the Nigerian electorate,” he said.