Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose is urging Nigerians to pray for the president instead of attacking him. He noted that he would not join the group of other criticizing Buhari for allegedly saying that age might limit his performance.
The president had on June 16, while addressing the Nigerian community in South Africa, 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.”
The comment has attracted countrywide disapprovals from angry Nigerians, who have been asking the Nigeria’s leader to take the exit door if he’s not skilled of facing the heat of governance.
However, the State House had in a statement released on June 17 noted that Buhari quote was misread out of context.
The statement defined the president as an ‘old wine whose taste gets better with age.’
Meanwhile, Fayose who had earlier called for the president’s barring during the March 28 election over issue bothering on age, said Nigerians should pray for the new leader instead of attacking him.
“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.