Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday said most of the people who aided the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari must be having a rethink now since the Head of States has resorted to nepotism.
According to Fayose, if a government is unable to guarantee the existence of the people, it must resort to nepotism to protect itself which, he said, is the case with the lopsided appointments of security Chiefs and key functionaries of the Federal Government.
The Governor literally stated that Nigerians are suffering from the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, quote:
“People are suffering, hungry and angry because the APC federal government has run the country aground.”
Through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose stated that Nigeria has gone beyond recession and that those who should revive the economy are incapable.
“Nepotism is the reason our President discarded competent people in his party that should be running the government with him and opted for his relatives, friends, in-laws and very close associates.
“The only qualification to hold key positions in the Presidency is to know a certain nephew of the President or be a member of his family, that’s is nepotism and what nepotism breeds is incompetence.”
Governor Fayose emphasized deeply the appointments of close relatives of President Buhari to Presidential offices.
“The most influential person in the Presidency today is said to be one Mamman Daura, who is a nephew of the President. Personal Assistant to President Buhari is said to be the son of Mamman Daura while the State Chief of Protocol is said to be married to Mamman Daura’s daughter.
“It is also the height of nepotism that apart from just two, all security chiefs and heads of all the paramilitary agencies in Nigeria, as well as all the political-heads overseeing all the military and paramilitary arms and agencies are from the North of Nigeria,” he continued.
“President Buhari was obviously being tormented by fear of the unknown, which is the main reason people take to nepotism.
“As a leader, you don’t need to fear anything. But the moment a leader peeps into the future, realising that his lack of capacity could have consequential effects on him, such a leader will definitely resort to nepotism to protect himself.”
Fayose reiterated the price of naira against the US dollars which he said was at less than N200 when the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, was in power. He condemned the state of escalated prices of daily necessities of Nigerians, saying that one bag of rice which was less than N8, 000 as at May 2016, is now N20, 000. While kerosene is now beyond the reach of the masses.
According to the Governor, the APC government has failed Nigerians who voted them out of their promises to solve the country’s problems. Hence he said “President Buhari has resorted to putting his immediate family members and close associates in key government positions to protect himself from the fear of the unknown that has enveloped him.”