As expected, many congratulatory messages will be reeled out from Nigerians and especially those who are close associates and members of Mr. president’s cabinet.
Coming from controversial governor of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose who congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 75th birthday and urged the president to quit the stage when the ovation is loudest.
Fayose said, “the President had served the nation as far as he could with his advanced age.”
In a statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the Fayose said the President required the prayers of all Nigerians.
“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,” he said.
Asked what he would tell the President if he sees him on his birthday, Fayose said he would congratulate him, not minding the political differences between them.
On what would be his advice to the President on his rumoured second term bid, Fayose noted that it would be honourable for the President to call it quit now.