Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the last six months of President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration as that of “deceitful change,” lamenting that the President was destroying the image of Nigeria and its people for cheap international recognition.The governor, who also described the claim by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun that the ministry do not have details of any fund recovered from officials of the immediate past government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan as a vindication of his position that the President was not saying the truth, said Nigerians must ask the President where the so-called looted fund was paid and who made the payments.
He said; “If the Ministry of Finance is not aware of any recovered
fund, it is either those who purportedly made the refund did so by
loading cash into Ghana-Must-Go bags and dropping the bags in the
President’s bedroom or the fund was lodged into the Central Bank
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and
New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “the only areas
President Buhari has recorded tremendous achievements are areas of
political persecution, disobedience of court order and desperate bid
to turn the country to a one-party state as evident in the Kogi State
election, which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),
headed by Buhari's kinsman staged managed and muddled up.”
He said; “in the last six months, a section of the judiciary has been
so openly manipulated by the Buhari’s administration such that
different judgments were given in similar cases, with the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) getting negative judgments while the All
Progressives Congress (APC) secured positive judgements in cases with
similar facts and evidences.”
While sympathising with Nigerians, who were deceived to vote for the
APC and are now bearing the brunt of the six months of Buhari’s
administration’s cluelessness, Governor Fayose said; “It is painful
that Nigerians are being made to suffer great hardships from fuel
scarcity, thousands of people are still being killed in the North by
Boko Haram, Chibok Girls are still not found, power supply has
dropped, and above all; the unity of the country is being threatened
as admitted by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, yet all our
President does is junketing around the globe.”
Speaking further, the governor said; “Honestly, this change promised
by President Buhari and his party, APC is nothing other than ‘one
chance change’ and this has been attested to even by highly respected
international news media.
“For instance, Bloomberg, in a report two days ago said hopes have
fizzled in Buhari’s ability to turn around Nigeria and that money that
flowed into stocks and bonds in Nigeria, which McKinsey & Co. says
could become one of the world’s 20 biggest economies by 2030, is now
fleeing as growth prospects diminish along with oil prices.
“Under President Buhari, the United States-based investment banking
and financial services multinational J P Morgan ejected Nigeria from
its Government Bond Index for Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) with effect
from the end of October this year.
"Under Buhari, the future of workers are being threatened by the APC
government plot to reduce minimum wage and retrench workers.
"Under Buhari, oil subsidy is to be removed next year January, thereby
causing further hardship for the people.
“Under President Buhari, multi-national companies are laying-off
thousands of workers while contractors working for the Federal
Government have left their sites. Yet, what the President does is to
junket from one country to another to cast aspersion on Nigeria and
its people and one wonders how foreign investors will come to a
country that its President says is peopled by rogues."