Ekiti state governor made this allegation while he queried the public on the present location of the president. Fayose stated that he noticed Buhari had refrained from his presidential duties and has employed the use of directives or his representation by his right hand man, Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo. Fayose ordered the immediate physical manifestation of the president.
The reason behind Fayose’s sudden interest in the whereabouts of the President is as a result of cancellation of the Federal Executive Council and the President persistent absence as the Chairman at the meetings.
A press release by Fayose’s Aide, Special Assistant On Public Communication and News Media, Lere Olayinka shows Fayose concerns as he states:
“Every day, what we hear is President said this, President said that without seeing the President in any official function and one is prompted to ask; where is the president?”
He continued, “I saw the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal on television responding to his suspension and what came to my mind was that there could actually be many presidents operating in the Buhari’s presidency.
“Perhaps, it is for this reason of possible existence of governments within the government of Buhari that confusion pervades the polity, with the President himself writing letter to the Senate to clear someone of wrongdoing and the same person being suspended three months after on the basis of the same allegation. It is also for this reason that the President nominated Ibrahim Magu to the Senate for confirmation as EFCC Chairman and the DSS, an agency under the Presidency wrote the Senate not to confirm him. Most importantly, the President did not attend the FEC meeting last week and the meeting did not hold this week under the flimsy excuse that Easter Break stalled it. How could Easter Break that ended on Monday be responsible for the inability to hold FEC meeting on Wednesday? Definitely, there is more to this than meets the eye.”
“It has therefore become necessary that Nigerians hear the voice of their President and see him physically, not through surrogates or the cabal operating behind the scene.”