800m Walk: Fayose Has A Suggestion For Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari's 800-metre-walk after Eid-el-Kabir prayers on Tuesday, which has been described as a sign of how fit the President is for 2019 election after a vacation in London, is still drawing reactions.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has joined those commenting on the 800 metres trek.
In his reaction, the governor gave a suggestion on how Nigeria's next President should be chosen, underplaying the role of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the matter.
He wants sports people to take charge while INEC watches.
On his Twitter page, the member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote: "May be the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) should be the one to choose president for Nigeria since being fit to be president is only determined by 800m walk".
Different comments have trailed the act that offered the President a moment to wave at his supporters and also give them an opportunity to catch a glimpse of their leader.
This 800 metres walk came days after he returned from London where he was for 10-days on vacation. He must have rested well.
Since the walk was linked to his fitness, Nigerians have questioned what relationship walking 800 metres have with being a great leader.
Some have made jokes out of the situation, reminding the President that people walked from city to city after he was elected President in 2015 and that the 800 metres walk was far less than what those walkers sacrificed.
Some have said 800 meters were not enough. He should have walked from Daura to the next town.
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