Fayose Criticises Buhari as Most Senior Governor in Nigeria


The all-mouthed member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, described himself as the ‘most senior governor’ in Nigeria, while firing attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Fayose criticized Mr. President for his inability to lead the country forward, urging Nigerians who hope to vote in Buhari for a second tenure to rethink their choice for the sake of the nations’ democracy.

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He also said that tying him with Senator Ali Sheriff, the National Chairman of PDP, for the 2019 presidential ticket was an attempt to discredit him. Adding that the President, who he claimed is presently feeble with age would have become too old to govern Nigeria by 2019. Fayose also called on President Buhari to devalue the naira as soon as possible to lessen the economic pains on Nigerians.

“Anybody flying the kite of Sheriff and Fayose is the deceit of the highest order. Again, even if it is the Senate, I am not going to contest. Nobody contests the office of the Vice President you can only become the Vice President of Nigeria if God wants you to be.

“May I make it expressly clear that if Ali Modu Sheriff wants to contest as president of Nigeria in 2019, I will not support him, I am a man known for my words of honour. We must operate based on principle if our country is to move forward.”

The Ekiti State governor also said that he was faulted when the All Progressive Congress (APC), referred to him as ‘cheap blackmail orchestrated to give people the impression that his ambitions were the inspiration behind his acts’. He also pitched that he is the most senior governor in Nigeria and if he was a member of the APC, they would be celebrating him on daily basis.

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