Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has charged Nigerians who voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general election to specially beg God for forgiveness for ‘bringing untold economic hardship and unprecedented level of insecurity upon Nigerians.’
Mr. Fayose who said reports from Transparency International indicated that corruption has taken a surge under the Buhari administration warned Nigerians to vote out the APC in 2019.
He said the hardship that will befall the country if Buhari is re-elected is better imagined than experienced.
“Those who voted Muhammadu Buhari as the president of our country must seek for forgiveness. His leadership has brought unimaginable hardship and misery on the people. The killing is too much and if he continues in office the hardship will be intolerable.
“They said he would come and make the difference and make things better but the reverse is the case. Unemployment is second to none and he has killed the economy and made the people poorer. The level of nepotism is also unprecedented. Even their so-called fight against corruption is laced with favouritism and is one-sided,” he said.
The governor made these assertions at the government house pavilion, Ado-Ekiti on Monday while addressing representatives of teachers, local government workers and private sector operators who had gathered en masse under the Oshoko Mass Movement(OMM), a political group, to endorse the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka, as their preferred candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial election.
The governor in his address also took a swipe at the immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for not doing enough to unearth the natural resources which abound in various local government areas of the state.
“There are natural deposits across Ekiti, President Muhammadu Buhari spent N40b searching for crude oil in the North, what is Fayemi doing to unearth the minerals that abound here?”, he asked.
Fayose thanked Ekiti teachers and parents for making it possible for the state to take a big leap in the secondary education sector.
“Ekiti people are not cut out for pretence, power belongs to the people, you have shown by your action here today that Eleka is the next governor of Ekiti State. Ekiti was at number 34 in 2014 WAEC, with the same set of teachers we came first in NECO in 2016 and 2017 back to back! God bless my teachers”, he said.
Reiterating that the emergence of Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka as deputy governor of Ekiti State was by divine providence, Mr. Fayose charged workers to ensure they get their permanent voter’s card in preparation for the 2018 and 2019 elections even as they go out there to win five new voters into the Eleka fold.