Controversial Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has dared President Muhammadu Buhari to remove him from office and see his regime fall.
Fayose said he had discovered a plot by Buhari to remove him from office, through the setting up of the Nigerian Army’s Board of Inquiry to investigate alleged malpractices and involvement of its personnel in the 2014 Ekiti and Osun states governorship elections.
The governor warned that if the All Progressives Congress-led regime subverts the will of the people who elected him as governor, so will it be for the federal government.
He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of having failed to upturn his victory at the Supreme Court, the APC had now resorted to the army panel’s report to the Supreme Court and ultimately remove him from office.
Fayose, however, warned that if he was removed from office, against the wishes of the people of Ekiti State, Buhari’s government would be ‘brought down’.
He said the international community, including the United States, had described the 2014 Ekiti governorship election as free and fair. He, therefore, wondered why the APC could not respect the will of the people.
He noted that even during the 2015 National and House of Assembly elections, the PDP won all the seats which showed that the PDP was popular in Ekiti State.
He said, “The APC and the President are the ones behind this. That military panel was selected to do a hatchet job. The same military handled the elections in Ekiti and Osun states. Why are they singling out Ekiti? The PDP won in Ekiti while the APC won in Osun and heaven did not fall.”