THE photograph circulated on Sunday of President Muhammadu Buhari dining with the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors, in London are fake, former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode has claimed.
In a statement posted on his Facebook wall, entitled: “Breakfast in London with Citizen Buhari,” Fani-Kayode noted that Okorocha is incapable of telling any truth.
He analysed the photographs that accompanied the report, concluding that it is yet another hoax by the ruling government. He expressed fears that the ruling party is deliberately deceiving Nigerians on the actual state of health of the President whose whereabouts have been unknown since he was said to have travelled to the United Kingdom for further medical treatment almost 80 days ago.
He said he is aware the photograph was taken during Ramadan period in Abuja.
The statement reads: “The picture of a handful of APC Governors and President Muhammadu Buhari, which was purportedly taken in London yesterday, is old and fake.”
“I have been reliably informed that they were taken during Ramadan in Abuja some time back and not yesterday in London.
“Quite apart from that even though the picture was meant to have been taken in London curiously all the drinks on the table are Nigerian products and Nigerian-made.
“Did the Governors take all those drinks along with them to London when they went to see the President?
“Is Buhari not coming home again anytime soon? Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and some government officials recently told us that he would be back on the 28th of July which is just a few days away.
“Why the need for the APC Governors to “visit” him in far away London if he will be back in Nigeria in a few days?
“What was the purpose and point of this fake photo-shoot and this strange breakfast meeting? What was the purpose and objective of this monumental fraud and deceit?
“Whatever the answers may be to these questions the curtain must be brought down on what can only be described as a puerile and nauseating conspiracy.
“This crazy and noxious charade just has to stop. We do not wish the President dead but we have a right to know the truth. As a matter of fact we demand to know that truth because, as he once said himself, he “belongs to us all”.
“For those who still believe that the meeting actually took place there are some nagging questions that need to be answered.
“For example why were the Nigerian and foreign media not allowed to cover the proceedings and participate in this celebrated photo-soot (sic) and merry London feast?
“Why did the Villa press corps not take one of their own camera men to London and make a short video of this “historic” event?
“Why was were the whole proceedings shrouded in so much secrecy? Why is it that only one picture was taken? Why were more pictures not shot? Why was Buhari not put on audio tape and interviewed whilst he was with his celebrated and important guests?
“Why did he not offer a few words of hope and encouragement to the Nigerian people to ease the tension that has been generated in the land by his prolonged absence?
“How can they expect us to take Governor Rochas Okorocha’s word for anything without any solid proof or evidence to back those words up or give them a measure of veracity or credibility?
“I for one would not believe a word that a man like Rochas tells me. If he told me that it was day outside I would have to assume that it was night. It is that bad.
“Again why did Buhari not shake anyone’s hands during the photo-shoot? Why did he not get up from his chair, say “cheese” and give us a big Daura smile?
“Why was he just sitting there like a stuffed mannequin who really did not know where he was and who he was interacting with?
“Is it not obvious that he can no longer function properly? Why all the tall tales that he is getting much better?
“Is it not clear that he is simply being stuffed with and pumped up by a dangerous cocktail of steriods (sic)? Is it not obvious that he is suffering from an extreme form of dementia?
“Is it not clear that even if he were to be brought back to Nigeria tomorrow he could no longer function properly and lead the nation?
“Is it not obvious that he is barely lucid and that he is little better than a zombie?
“Where is the shame in admitting these truths and prevailing on him to resign in order for him to be able to go home to Daura and take care of his health?
“Better still he could resign and be taken to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos for prayer, deliverance and healing. I assure you that it works.”