Fayose said he was not chosen because his colleagues knew he would certainly tell Nigerians the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

He expressed doubts over a report given by some of his colleagues who paid a courtesy visit to the ailing President.

Fayose, who was presenting a welcome address at an all-inclusive meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party with other political parties which held at Ibadan Civic Centre, Agodi Gate, Ibadan Monday, maintained that a sick person who has little or no strength cannot govern Nigeria.

The governor said: "Why did they not take me to London. Why didn’t they take me there? They obviously knew very well that I would listen to the man and know whether his voice is clear or not.

"Then, I would be able to tell Nigerians the truth. Leadership must come with a certain measure of strength. If you don’t have strength, how can you govern the country? So, we need a president that is hale and hearty. If our President doesn’t want to go, let him become the Minister of Foreign Affairs in London. These are statements of fact”.

Some weeks ago, some governors including governors of PDP controlled states visited the President in London and came back with a report that he would soon return to the country after his doctors certify him fit enough.