I’ll continue talking even if I’m incarcerated, If I stop talking Nigerian masses will suffer says Fayose
Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will keep criticising the current administration even if he ends up being incarcerated.
Speaking on Thursday during a programme on Orange 94.5 FM in Akure, Ondo state capital, Fayose said his silence would make the masses suffer.
He said he has nothing personal against President Muhammadu Buhari, but he wants Nigerians to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
“I don’t hate President Buhari but what I have been saying is truth and he knows I have been saying the truth,” he said.
“I was 24 years old when he became military head of state, and that was the same way things were difficult. We queued up before we could purchase essential commodities.
“I am saying the truth so that the president can do things that will benefit the people of this country. They want to shut me up, but I will not stop talking… I will continue to talk even in incarceration. If I stop talking Nigerian masses will suffer.”
Fayose described his battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a “vendetta mission” by the federal government.
Denying the allegations that he received money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Fayose said he never met Dasuki in person.
“I have never seen Dasuki before and I don’t work in his office,” he said.
“They are on vendetta mission. They said I collected money from Dasuki and I have told them that I did not collect a dime from Dasuki. I have N300m in my fixed deposit account in Zenith Bank and I declared it in my assets declaration form.
“I have challenged them to publish the statement made to the EFCC by Dasuki where he said he gave Senator Musiliu Obanikoro money to give me or where Obanikoro himself said he gave me money.
“Since they have seen that the Dasuki money issue won’t offer them the implication of Fayose that they desperately needed, they are now harassing contractors in the state. But I can assure them that their efforts will come to nothing.”
“Don’t allow the APC to take over this state, if you allow them, your condition would be worse than what you are passing through now, their government would be a disaster for you,” he said.
“They have nothing to offer, all they know is propaganda, you can see what is happening in Nigeria now, if you vote for them what they are doing at the national level is what they would be doing here. You can see what is happening in all the states they are controlling.
“Look at our condition in Nigeria, our condition is getting worse on daily basis, they have no solution to the economic problem facing the nation currently, yet they say they want to take over your state, I enjoined you, don’t allow them, they have nothing to offer.”