Return of Buhari: MURIC Taunts Fayose to Commit Suicide, Slams Charly Boy Over Protests

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Monday, called on the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, to fulfill the promise of committing suicide if President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country alive.
In a statement issued by leader of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC urged Fayose to go ahead and fulfill his vow.
But the Governor had earlier said he never made such comment.
Fayose, through his Special Assistant on Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, had said it was Buhari Media Centre that issued the said press statement to the effect that Fayose vowed to commit suicide should Buhari returned to Nigeria, hale and hearty.
Olayinka had said: “Kindly disregard this statement as it did not emanate from Gov Fayose.
“It is their usual way of shifting the people’s attention from the real question Nigerians are asking as to the whereabouts of the President. At no time was such statement made by the Governor”
MURIC in a statement, Monday, said: “Well, the President is back and Nigerians owe it a duty to ask whether or not Fayose would redeem his pledge. Is Fayose a man of his words? Will Fayose commit suicide? Will he be man enough to do just that?
“Fayose is an interesting study in political fanaticism and executive exuberance.
“The garrulous self-confessed danfo conductor just pushed his luck too far this time around. We are constrained to ask: Where is Fayose’s integrity?
“For closing his ears to Satanic whispers, we single out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for glowing encomiums.
“Osinbajo demonstrated faith in Project Nigeria, exhibited strong character and manifested self-satisfaction cum exemplary statesmanship.
“We recall the #ResumeorResign and #OurMumuDonDo protests staged in Abuja and London against the continued absence of Buhari.
“Those protesters manifested heartlessness, pettiness and the inhumanity of man to man.
“There was no reasonable casus belli for protests when no law has been broken and there was no palpable lacuna in the presidency.
“How can you protest against a man for seeking medical attention? It is the height of wickedness.
“It is clear to discerning minds that Buhari’s departure from London was not due to pressure from protesters.
“He had confirmed two weeks ago that he was physically fit but waiting for his doctor’s orders. He had also said he was feeling homesick and willing to return to Nigeria.
“Besides, those protests stood logic on its head. Where on earth have you seen a man who won a presidential election abandoning his plump job, the pump and pageantry just for the fun of it? Where is it done?
“We have heard of sit-tight syndrome in presidencies but we have never heard of any run-away phenomenon in governance.
“Not in Europe, not in Asia, not to talk of it happening on the African continent where leaders are known to love staying in power for decades.
“But the wind has blown and we have seen the ruff of the hen. Looters used part of the humongous amounts of money stashed away in secret accounts to rent idle and jobless stowaways to stage protests. It is corruption fighting back.
“The sponsors of those protests in Abuja and London should bury their heads in shame.”
Meanwhile, Fayose was quoted to have welcomed Buhari back to the country.
Fayose spoke after a brief meeting with some PDP Governors and leaders in Asaba, Delta State, Monday.
The Ekiti Governor, a vociferous critic of the President and the ruling All Progressives Congress, was quoted in a statement by the office of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
“Governor Fayose congratulated the President on his return from his medical leave but reminded him that Nigerians are hungry not only for food but for development, he urged the Buhari led All Progressive Congress (APC) government to face governance squarely and deliver the gains of democracy to the people.
“We are happy that President Buhari is back, it is a welcome development but Nigerians are hungry, they need food, they need development. We in PDP knows what is right for Nigerians, democracy is strengthened by opposition, APC should face governance squarely and give Nigerians democratic dividends’’, the statement said.

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