Fayose blames Buhari for Cameron’s corruption insult on Nigeria


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said President Mohammadu
Buhari’s utterances outside Nigeria was the reason the British Prime
Minister, David Cameron described Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt”,
saying; “What do you expect from the international community when the
president of a nation keeps going abroad to say that his people are

He said it was annoying that President Buhari said he was embarrassed
and shocked by Cameron’s comment, adding that instead of telling
Nigerians that he was shocked, the president should apologise to
Nigerians for demarketing the country and his people.

The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said it was on record that
in February this year, President Buhari said in United Kingdom that
“Nigerians’ reputation for crime has made them unwelcome in Britain”
and went on to warn Nigerians to stop trying to make asylum claims in
Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard
for them to be accepted abroad.

He said; “When a president mounts the podium in foreign lands and
gleefully says that his own people are criminals, that they are
corrupt and that those abroad should be sent back home, why won’t
presidents of other countries brand all citizens of such a country as
fantastically corrupt?

“Rather than this grandstanding from the presidency, conceited efforts
should be made to redeem the image of Nigeria that the president has

Governor Fayose, who said he was not against the anti-corruption
efforts of the federal government, added that all he was saying was
that it should be done in accordance with the laws of the country and
that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) must stop
behaving as if it is above the law.

While describing the remand order reportedly granted to the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to detain the former Minister
of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode indefinitely as a show of judicial
rascality, the governor said; “it is worrisome that some court
magistrates, …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot