Governor Ayodele Fayose exchanges pleasantries with President Muhammadu Buhari Photo credit: State House

Immediate past governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari for saying that he came into office as the country’s leader in 2005 instead of May 29, 2015.

Concise News reports that President Buhari made the gaffe during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Ekiti, on Tuesday, while he was trying to campaign for his re-election ahead of the forthcoming elections.

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In a video which has gone viral on social media, Buhari while addressing the people said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, there is hardly anything new that I can tell you.

“I am very pleased the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) is here and the Chairman of the National Economic Commission has told you in detail what we are doing, especially that affects your state.

“We are very conscious of the promises we made when we were coming in 2005” instead of 2015.”

Moments after the video of the President’s gaffe went viral, Fayose took to Twitter to question why President Buhari is running for a second term when he should be resting.

Fayose wrote: “A man could not even remember when he assumed office. He said in Ekiti today that he assumed office in 2005. Yet, they still want him to continue as President. Must they ruin Nigeria just to promote their personal interests? Why can’t they just allow this man to go home and rest?”