Fayose dares FG to stop him from travelling abroad, says; “Governors not  Buhari’s appendages”


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has dared the Federal
Government to carry out the alleged plot of preventing him from
travelling out of the country , saying; “under the federal system of
government, State governors are not appendages of the President and as
a leading opposition figure in Nigeria, he cannot be cowed by
President Mohammadu Buhari and his agents.”

The governor, who reacted to reports that two governors, one from the
Southwest and another from the South South have been placed on travel
restriction on President Buhari’s order, in a press conference
addressed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, said; whenever he wished to travel out Nigeria,
he will do so in the full glare of the public.

He said; “I am not surprised or disappointed by this latest plot of
the Buhari’s government because the President Buhari that we know is a
man without any atom of respect for the rights of Nigerians as
enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria, the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and
Peoples’ Rights and this he demonstrated as a military dictator and
now demonstrating as a democratically elected president.”

The governor said he was however amazed that “this dangerous dimension
of compelling a sitting governor that enjoys Constitutional Immunity
like the President to obtain clearance from the Director General of
the Department of State Service (DSS) before travelling out of Nigeria
can ever be contemplated.”

He said President Buhari and his agents should be mindful of the fact
that under a federal system of government, the states and national
government both enjoy some autonomy, with sovereign power formally
divided between the national government and the States such that each
State retains some degree of control over its internal affairs.
Olayinka, who was flanked by the Chief Press Secretary to the
Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi said; “Few days ago, when Governor Ayodele
Fayose was reliably informed that President Mohammadu Buhari …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot