The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has reiterated his call
for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the
present insecurity and economic problems in the country as evidence of
the Presidents cluelessness and inability to steer the ship of the
The governor said; For a President that was elected because he
promised to fight corruption and clear the Northeast of the Boko Haram
insurgents within three months, the signs that he must take a bow and
return home are clear even more than crystal.
In a statement issued on Saturday, by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said latest
events in the country, especially the abduction of over 100 pupils of
the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State and the
Transparency International (TI) damning report revealing that the
perception of corruption in Nigeria worsened between 2016 and 2017,
further vindicated his position before the 2015 presidential election
that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the required capacity to govern
a diverse and complex nation like Nigeria.
He said; President Buhari promised Nigerians that he will bring back
the missing Chibok Girls and defeat Boko Haram within three months.
After more than 32 months in office, Boko Haram is still killing
Nigerians, with herdsmen also on killing spree.
Painfully, the same Boko Haram they claimed to have defeated suddenly
became strong enough to kidnap over 100 students. Now, Nigeria is not
only looking for the remaining Chibok Girls, another over 100 innocent
students have joined, this is unacceptable!
Funny enough, a few days ago, the President called on all Nigerians
to be prepared to pay the ultimate price for the progress and unity
of the nation and I wish to ask him what other price he wants
Nigerians to pay.
Already, Nigerians are sacrificing their lives by getting killed
while seeking what to eat. Some have even committed suicide! Yet, the
same President who is enjoying all the benefits of his office is
calling on Nigerians to forgo personal pleasures and pay the ultimate
Governor Fayose, who described those urging President Buhari to seek
reelection as selfish people whose do not have the interests of
Nigerians at heart, added that no right thinking Nigerian would pray
to have the fate of the country in the hands of a clueless individual
like President Buhari for another four years.
When President Buhari mounts the campaign podium, what will he tell
Nigerians? Will he tell Nigerians that corruption and insecurity has
not worsened than it was in 2015? Will the President say that
Nigerians deserve to be buying petrol that they were buying at N86 per
litre in 2015 at N180 now?
Is President Buhari going to justify that within 30 months, Nigerias
debt that was N12.06 trillion in 2015 increased by over N10 trillion?
Fact is that Nigeria is under a rudderless federal government.
Everything is now upside down, with everywhere in the country becoming
insecure. What Nigerians expect in a situation like this is a clean
break from this calamitous government and new breath of life, not
continuation of a government lacking a direction.