Controversial Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose Saturday extended greetings to president Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday and wished him a long and healthy life.
“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.
Fayose also used the opportunity to ask the president to forget about seeking a second term in office.
“We need somebody that is experienced and agile. He shouldn’t contest and the decision is his and his party, he said.
“I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari. We need an agile president come 2019.
Meanwhile, former leader Goodluck Jonathan, in a statement described Buhari as a statesman whose rare experience of leading Nigeria at different times, has earned him a special place in history.
“Your Excellency, you are a statesman whose place in history as Nigeria’s leader, at different epochs in our nation’s development journey, is guaranteed, Jonathan said. President Muhammadu Buhari will be 75 on Sunday.