Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday said he sees President Muhammadu Buhari as his grandfather, even though he knows his history.
He clarified that his continued criticism of Buhari’s government does not mean he has hatred towards the president.
The governor noted that Buhari left power 32 years ago, and at the age of 73, he thinks the president lacked what it takes to govern a country like Nigeria
Fayose who Spoke at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) World Press Freedom Day lecture on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo state, said:
“People say that I abuse Buhari, I am not abusing him because he is like my grandfather but I know the history.”
“Eighty per cent of people that voted for Buhari in the south-west did not know him.”
“They are between 18 and 40. They voted because they wanted change desperately and I agree with them.”
“He left government 32 years ago so they did not experience his rule.”
“Today, the Peoples Democratic Party is no longer in government so they should stop blaming the PDP.”
Governor Fayose recalled one of Buhari’s 2015 many failed campaign promises which is the promise that he was going to make dollars equal to Nigeria.
He also added that many of his prophesies about Buhari’s administration are already manifesting, revealing that the president’s next move would be to remove Kogi state governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello.
According to Fayose: “They told us that dollars would become one to one with the naira. But where is that today? The regime of fuel subsidy is gone and we now have food subsidy.
“Queues are back at petrol stations.”
“Whatever I say is divine. The next thing to happen will be the removal of the Kogi state governor.
“I have not lost a battle in my life and when I lost one, I came back to win. We have never had it so bad like in the last 12 months; electricity has gone to zero and we no longer have light in our houses.”
“I am here to tell Nigerians that we are in the wrong direction because you cannot give what you don’t have. There is a time to retire because of the diminishing return on the functionality of the brain. At 75, my mother can do little.”
“When you want to deal with corruption, do it wholeheartedly. Don’t say because this person has now joined the All Progressives Congress, he is now a saint. When I was supporting the ACN, they gave me many titles. Now that I am no longer with them, they see me as an enemy.” Fayose Added.