17 December 2017
Governor Ayodele Fayose, of Ekiti State, has sent his best wishes to President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said it would be honourable for the president not to consider seeking re-election in 2019 as he is not a fan of old men ruling the country.
He, however noted that the President had served the nation as far as he could with his advanced age and should step aside for a young and agile person come 2919.
The Statement reads: “This is to congratulate Mr. President as he clocks 75. I want to thank God for his life and pray for good health in the service of our nation and that he continues to age with grace.
“I wish him the best. He represents us all and we owe him prayers and cooperation where necessary, just as we also need to criticise him too where necessary.
“I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari. We need an agile president come 2019.
“We need somebody that is experienced and agile. He shouldn’t contest and the decision is his and his party.
“But that is not going to stop me and my party from taking over from him and his party come 2019.”