Ayo Fayose, the outspoken governor of Ekiti state and President Muhammadu Buhari shook hands for the first time ever at the National Executive Council meeting which was held in Abuja on Thursday. None of them smiled freely.
Fayose who is the biggest critic of Buhari has never hidden his displeasure and lack of approval for the Buhari led administration.
However, Fayose took his own to another dimension when he placed adverts in the newspapers ahead of the 2015 presidential election suggesting that Buhari would die in no time. And he followed up by saying Buhari was on life support when the president went on medical vacation in 2017.
Buhari has never replied him openly. But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has done a lot, perhaps on Buhari’s behalf, in trying to cut Fayose to size, arresting Ekiti government officials and probing the state’s finances.
For all it is worth, many think Fayose is playing a very good role as most opposition politicians are too afraid to criticise Buhari before they are arrested by the EFCC.