Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, said on Wednesday he would not commit suicide following the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
The governor was reacting to claims by the opposition elements that he boasted that he would commit suicide if Buhari returns alive from his medical vacation.
Fayose said the alleged statement came from “miscreants on social media.”
The governor spoke during an interactive session with political office holders at the Government House in Ado Ekiti.
He said his statement that Buhari was on coma prompted “a quick return” from the UK.
Fayose insisted that the President is sick and advised him to go back to his country home in Daura and rest.
He contended that the Office of President needs somebody who is healthy and fit to meet up with the demands of the position.
He warned Buhari’s minders “not to send him to his early grave,” saying the President’s physical appearance after his arrival showed that he can’t withstand the pressure of the presidential office.
Fayose said: “How can I can I commit suicide because of an old man? Such are from miscreants on the social media. Let me tell you expressly, why would I commit suicide, I cannot even commit suicide because of my mother.
“Even if they are burying my mother now, I will cleverly stay away from the grave so that I won’t fall into it. I can’t commit suicide because of Buhari. I never said that and would never make such statement. I never said I would commit suicide if Buhari returns”