Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor said the President required the prayers of all Nigerians.
It read: “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.”
However, while reaction to the rumoured second term ambition of the President, he said: “I am not a fan of the old man. And this is not personal or peculiar to President Buhari. We need an agile president come 2019.
“We need somebody that is experienced and agile. He shouldn’t contest, though the decision is his and that of his party. But that is not going to stop me and my party from taking over from him and his party come 2019.”