Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday expressed regret that President Buhari did not call to congratulate him on his 57th birthday.
The governor told journalists in Ado Ekiti that one of his greatest wishes on his 57th birthday was to have woken up this morning (Wednesday) to receive congratulatory message from the President or read such message in the media. .
He said “My wishes on my 57th birthday as Ayo Fayose are many but one of them which will interest you is that I wish President Buhari’s congratulatory call would have woken me up today as one of the governor’s in the country, as a father of the nation and as a leading opposition figures in the country.
A fearless youngman who believes that things should be done rightly, to show himself as a father of all, preaching that we must extend love to everybody not only those in his political party.
The president would have made a difference if he had extended such gesture to others beyond his political party. Such a congratulatory message should have been conveyed through his Minister of Information.
I would have loved to either wake up receiving a congratulatory call from him or read it in the papers. But since it is not coming, it is not a big deal to me and I take no offence on it.”
Fayose, who maintained that he was not Buhari’s enemy, described opposition as the strength of democracy, which he said is aimed to ensure that the electorate get value for their votes. “Those who criticise your government are not your enemies, they are catalysts to your growth as a government.”