GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the major problem of Nigeria that Nigerians must solve. According to Fayose, “Our president, through his actions and inactions is destroying everything that makes Nigeria a country and well-meaning Nigerians must stand-up to be counted in the crusade to save the country from going under.”
The governor said it was President Buhari that went to foreign countries to de-market Nigeria by calling all Nigerians thieves and dishonest people, asking; “Which foreign investor will invest his money in a country of dishonest people? Who made investors to leave Nigeria if not President Buhari, who created atmosphere of economic and political instability in the country by his acts of nepotism and vindictiveness?”
Fayose lamented that “President Buhari has not only taking Nigeria to economic recession, he has moved the country to economic depression and nepotism has prevented him from engaging even the best hands in his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.”
The governor’s speech was contained in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State, on Sunday, September 18, by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on Public Communications and New Media, where he also enjoined President Buhari should realise that “Nigerians will not measure his government on the basis of what his predecessors failed to do, but on what he does or neglected to do between May 29, 2016 and May 29, 2019.”
He said with the level of hunger in the country, Buhari should rather get serious and be innovative with governance and stop his blame game, adding that; “No nation has ever reached greatness by their leaders engaging in blame game, nepotism and vengeance as being done by President Buhari and his APC government.”
The governor said: “Nigerians must begin to speak out now before the country is totally destroyed by this one-man government, which does not see any idea coming from those perceived as opposed to the government as worthy of consideration.
“Like I said before, the main issue confronting Nigerians now is hunger and hunger does not speak the language of politics. It is therefore no longer about politics; it is about preventing hunger from killing Nigerians.”
Governor Fayose, who said the federal government should stop deceiving Nigerians with stories of injecting funds into the economy, added that the economic problems facing the country had gone beyond talks of injecting N350 billion into the economy through execution of capital projects.
“If they inject even N500 billion into the economy by paying contractors executing federal government capital projects, how does that affect the price of rice and other food items? How does it affect the price of basic drugs?
“Instead of unsustainable measures, what President Buhari should do is to bring economic experts in the country together not-minding their political and ethnic affiliations so that they can proffer lasting solutions to the country’s economic problems,” he said.
— Sep 19, 2016 @ 15:45 GMT