Prevail on Buhari to resign now, Fani-Kayode tells elder statesmen
A one time Aviation Minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Femi Fani Kayode, on Thursday, made a passionate plea to all the elders statesmen in the country to speak out and prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on poor health ground in the overall interest of the nation.
Fielding questions from news men in Abuja, on Thursday, Fani-Kayode said that this would allow for another capable hand to “take over from him and directs the affairs of the country properly.”
According to him, “the Buhari we knew was not the Buhari that returned to the country on Saturday, the new Buhari cannot operate in his office because of rats and rodents.
“The new Buhari cancelled the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting which was very important for good governance only for him to choose to receive the report of an administrative panel.
“The new Buhari that we are seeing now is still very much sick, weak, fray and unstable, nobody wish him dead but the option left for him now is for him to resign, go to rest with his beautiful wife and the children for the rest of his life.
“Buhari was a courageous and honest man to the core but the new Buhari, just an overnight protest in London over his continued absence from office over three months, he quickly rushed home the second day.
“The new Buhari could not make a live broadcast to the nation as he used to do, the broadcast he made to the nation on Monday was recorded and it only lasted six minutes.
“I still stand by my words on his state of health, he is not fit and stable to do any meaningful thing now, am calling on all those who love him to urge him to resign and go home, another person will continue. Buhari is not well enough to go to office.
“Am disturbed that our elders statesmen are not talking over the matter but my thinking is that may be they’ve given him their wise talks behind the scene but the time has come for them to speak out.
“Those cabals running the affairs of the country on his behalf will be held responsible if anything happens to him, God forbid if anything bad happens to him.
“Those cabals should leave him alone, the Nigeria of 1954 is not that of Nigeria of 2017, it has never happened in the history of Nigeria or anywhere in the world that rats and rodents are chasing away a sitting President from his or her office.
“Nigeria is now a laughing stock before the international community, this is embarrassing and unacceptable, if he fails to resign or not, the PDP will kick out the APC government come 2019 because the party came to power by accident, fake promises and hate speeches.”