Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
“President Buhari is too old to rule this country and that is why there is problem in this country now”, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State said sarcastically while addressing journalists in Ibadan, Oyo state capital today.
He then went on to label Nigeria’s number one citizen is “grandfather” explaining why he has become his implacable critic.
Shedding light on his posture towards the president, Fayose who was the guest lecturer at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) World Press Freedom Day held at Press Centre, Ibadan, spoke on the topic, “Journalism and Politics : Two Sides of A Coin,” said “being my grandfather” does not mean that I will not criticise him when he goes wrong”.
He claimed that his criticism of President Buhari is healthy for Nigeria and the people of the country to achieve economic, and political stability stressing he would rather die than concealing the truth and that it would be absurd for all to watch and refuse to talk even when the ship of the nation is drifting away dangerously to perdition.
The governor noted that there are two things that people are afraid of: they are afraid to die and they are afraid to be locked away, but as far as he is concerned, he is never afraid to die or be locked away.
Citing instances of illegal arrest and detention of some Nigerians by agents of the Federal Government without evidence of any criminal charges, Governor Fayose stated that it was against the rights of any citizen to be detained for several weeks without any proof.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
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Source:: PM Newspaper