Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the statement
issued by the Presidency on President Mohammadu Buhari’s sudden
vacation was vague, saying; “Nigerians deserve to know the truth about
their President because the President is an open book that every
Nigerians should be free to read.”
The governor, who said he was aware of the high-wire plot to use the
Supreme Court to upturn his electoral victory, insisted that nothing
will stop him from speaking the truth concerning issues in the
He said it was suspicious that a president, who told Nigerians that he
was embarking on official visit to France and Britain, last Tuesday,
would suddenly commence a five-day vacation while still in the United
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor, who prayed
for safe return of the President, said “Nigerians deserve to know
where exactly their president is spending his vacation.”
He however commended the President for handing over to the Vice
President as stipulated by the Constitution of the country.
He said; “We were told last Tuesday, that Mr President was travelling
to France and from there to London to attend the Syria Donor
Conference, and that he would return to Nigeria this weekend.
“All of a sudden, we were told that the President was embarking on a
five-day vacation. Where and why? We were not told.
“Curiously, it was at this same period, last year that President
Buhari, who was at that time the All Progressives Congress (APC)
presidential candidate, disappeared from public, with lies told about
him granting interviews in London.
“It is therefore important that in future, the presidency should be
more explicit in communicating with Nigerians on issues regarding the
President because a nation’s president is an open book that can be
read by anyone.”