The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that despite the intimidations and harassments he is faced with, he will not stop being critical of the activities of the federal government.
The Governor, made the assertion in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelus.
Fayose said that as long as the Muhammadu Buhari led administration keep doing things that are unfavorable to Nigerians, he will not stop criticizing the government.
“The Bible says people with God are in the majority. This is not the first time people will harass me. It is a conspiracy and it will collapse like other attempts before it. I will remain critical of the activities of the Federal Government, especially when they do things that are inimical to the welfare of Nigerians.
“Imagine the questions they asked my commissioner for finance. They asked him if the Federal Government had reimbursed the state government on work done on federal roads. But the records are with them in Abuja. Can’t they check?
“We have nothing to hide and they are only chasing shadows and are time-wasters.”
“Telling the Federal Government that the economy is in trouble and that the President should stay at home to face governance is not a crime, and it is part of my rights as a citizen of this country. I am like a tree planted by the bank of a river that brings forth its fruits in due season,” he said.
In his response to claims that some lawmakers were offered a sum of $1 million to impeach him, Fayose said:
“I am just coming from Abuja and I know that our lawmakers are solid guys and their future and mine are tied together. When the APC was at its peak in the state and they wanted to use 19 lawmakers to impeach me, they failed woefully and they will still fail again. This is a storm in a tea cup. They are not just starting; I defeated them in all courts in the land. I won’t deter from saying the truth about the FG.
“We are in the morning we have not seen what the night is going to be. If it is me that brought myself here they will succeed, but if it is God, they will have to first overcome God before overcoming me,” the governor said.