Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has demanded to know the whereabouts of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement on Thursday, Fayose questioned the “persistent” absence of Buhari at state functions.
He said recent developments in the country suggested “the possible existence of a government within the government of Buhari”.
“Every day, what we hear is president said this, president said that, without seeing the president in any official function and one is prompted to ask; where is the president?” Fayose said.
“I saw the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal on television responding to his suspension and what came to my mind was that there could actually be many presidents operating in the Buhari’s presidency.
“Perhaps, it is for this reason of possible existence of governments within the government of Buhari that confusion pervades the polity, with the president himself writing letter to the senate to clear someone of wrongdoing and the same person being suspended three months after on the basis of the same allegation.
“It is also for this reason that the president nominated Ibrahim Magu to the senate for confirmation as EFCC chairman and the DSS – an agency under the Presidency – wrote the senate not to confirm him.”
On Wednesday, Fayose described the suspension of Lawal and Ayo Oke, director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as an attempt to cover up the real owners of the $43 million found at an apartment in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.