Even though President Muhammadu Buhari upset Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, by not wishing him a happy birthday when he turned 57 last month, Fayose has decided not to repay back in the president’s coin.
On Saturday, he felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari whose 75th birthday is tomorrow.
Speaking with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose mixed his birthday wishes with a piece of advice – Please retire, Mr. President!
Fayose said the president ought to consider quitting politics, considering his age and fragile health condition.
He said the president had served the nation to be best of his ability in spite of his age.
“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,” he said.
“I wish him the best. He represents us all and we owe him prayers and co-operation where necessary, just as we also need to criticise him too where necessary.”
Fayose said he congratulated President Buhari, not minding the political differences between them.
He however stated the President should consider his advice of quitting politics at this stage of his public service.
“I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari,” he said.
“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.”