The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he truly loves Nigeria.
The governor said on Tuesday that ill heath was not allowing the President to effectively discharge his constitutional duties.
A statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said Fayose made the call while addressing journalists in Lagos.
He said being an avowed corruption fighter; Buhari was now under moral burden to save Nigeria from needless stagnation arising from his heath challenges, which had also affected his performance.
The governor said fighting corruption was not limited to discovering large sums of money here and there, but doing the right thing at the right time.
Fayose argued that quitting office when necessary was also an indication of being morally upright.
While also appraising the President’s two years in office, Fayose said the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government had failed to deliver on its promises.
”So far, the APC-led Federal Government has been a government of misadventure and Nigerians are worse for it. They say they are fighting corruption but are shielding corrupt elements within their fold.
“Members of the opposition defect to the APC for protection. Fighting corruption is more than discovering huge sums of money all over the place, with nobody being traced to be the owners, moral corruption too is bad.
”He can do us the great help by resigning. Not resigning bothers on his integrity. His absence allows others to suppress and oppress others and that means he is allowing others to suppress their fellow human beings.
“There are many governments in one and they are clueless. We need an active president going by our numerous challenges. How long will Nigerians wait for an incapacitated President?
”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,” the Ekiti State governor said.
On the state of the economy, Fayose said it had gone from bad to worse, stating that the middle class had been wiped off.
”There is no middle class any more. Economic indicators are not cherry at last. They borrow money on daily basis and committing funds that ought to accrue to all tiers of government to servicing the loans,” he said.
The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday departed Nigeria for the United Kingdom to join her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in London for medical attention.
Mrs Buhari departed through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday morning.
Before her departure, the wife of the President thanked Nigerians for their support and prayers for the quick recovery of the President.
President Buhari left Nigeria for London on May 7, for medical follow-up on the advice of his doctors.
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