Presidency replies Governor Fayose who tells sick Nigerian president to resign

Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose, tells Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari who left the country on indefinite sick leave since May 7 to quit. He has obviously spent closed 2 months.

"I want to say that it's time that the president throws in the towel and resigns and allows his country to move forward," Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose told reporters.

On Sunday this week, a recorded message allegedly from the 74-year-old president who left Abuja for London to undergo treatment for an undisclosed medical condition, was issued to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in which he sounded so weak.

Fayose, an outspoken member of the main opposition - Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took out newspaper advertisements before the 2015 election claiming Buhari would die in office, also saying the former military ruler   was too old to be president.

The gov. at a news conference on Wednesday, repeated unconfirmed claims that Buhari was terminally ill.

But, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, who heads the governors' forum of Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party, on Thursday dismissed Fayose's comments.

He told reporters in Abuja that the comments were "baseless" and accused him of "heating up the polity" by playing politics with Buhari's health.

"We must at this point give every support to Mr President and we are hoping that very soon Mr President will come back to us," he added.

Buhari's absence has brought forward behind-the-scenes collision, following the position for the 2019 presidential election - "I doubt if the president can stand that.

Currently, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has officially been handed the role of acting president, in accordance with the constitution.

Nigeria was plunged into months of political confusion, that was in 2010, after president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died in office following months of treatment abroad.