Monday, 6 March 2017

Omonaija Exclusive Investigation: Phone Contact Gov Fayose Gave Presidency Bared


Omonaija’s investigations has showed that few hours after Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, gave out his direct line to the public while asking President Muhammadu Buhari to reach him on telephone to prove that he is hale and hearty, the number is now jam-packed and inaccessible.


In a private monitoring by Omonaija’s team, the contact (08035024994) that Governor Fayose gave the presidency to reach him has been inaccessible for many hours now after it was given out.


This we learnt may be due to influx of calls that may have been bombarding the Governor or any of his handlers since the number was given out earlier today.

Fayose was reacting to the fact that, all the list of people the presidency has said President Buhari has had telephone conversation with since he left the country for the UK on January 19 were his close friends in whom most Nigerians didn’t believe they actually talked.

But in a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, Fayose taunted the presidency, saying he could help in convincing Nigerians that Buhari is well.

“If their problem is that they are looking for a credible person who can help them convince Nigerians that all is well with our president, I’m their best bet,” he said.

“Let the president speak with me. If I tell Nigerians that the president spoke with me, Nigerians will believe.

“Since they are eager for the president to speak to people; believing in this way to convince Nigerians that their president is hale and hearty, let president Buhari talk to me. I can be reached on 08035024994. I am credible and Nigerians will believe me.

“They said he spoke to President Donald Trump; despite the hype, Nigerians were skeptical. Then they said he spoke to the king of Morocco; again, Nigerians were suspicious. Before we recovered from that, it is now the AU president that they said President Buhari spoke to.

“A president that can speak with outsiders should be able to whisper or wave to his own people. The people gave him the very important platform of President on which he stands today and, therefore, Presidential aides should stop giving the unhelpful impression that Buhari has no respect for the Nigerian electorate.”


It could be recalled that Presidency had maintained that President Buhari had called foreign leaders like President Donald Trump of US; King Mohammed VI of Morocco; and Alpha Conde, Guinean president and chairman of the African Union (UN).

And in Nigeria, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman; Lai Mohammed, minister of information; and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, are among those who have spoken with Buhari on telephone.

The decision to make the conversations public is seen as a move to dispel the rumours that Buhari is critically ill.