Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose will not join those attacking President Muhammadu Buhari over a comment he made regarding his age which was taken to mean that he admitted he was too old to be effective as president.
Buhari, had On Monday evening, spoken with the Nigerian community at the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa. He had said “I wish I became Head of State when I was a governor. Now at 72, there is a limit to what I can do.”
Fayose, who had during the campaigns raised issues about Buhari’s age would be expected to have said the recent statement had vindicated him, but the Ekiti governor was not interested in the issue when asked to comment.
“No, no, we cannot comment on that, but all that we owe the President is to pray for him to be able to do the demands of his office,” the governor’s spokesman, Mr. Lere Olayinka said yesterday.
“Election is gone, and all that was done in the past is past and the time for election campaign is gone,” he added.