Fayose Lambasts Obasanjo Over Jonathan Criticism

Ayo Fayose-OBJGovernor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, on Friday tongue-lashed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The ex-president had during the week in Abuja berated the Jonathan-led administration for its handling of the economy, Boko Haram insurgency, youth unemployment and rising level of corruption, among others.

Reacting to Mr. Obasanjo’s remarks, Fayose said the ex-president was corrupt and so lacked the moral right to criticise President Jonathan.

Fayose, who was impeached as Ekiti Governor in 2006, during the height of Obasanjo’s reign as civilian president, spoke at the Yoruba Progress Summit, which held at the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.

The governor alleged that then President Obasanjo shared a huge sum of money to people he did not name during his failed third term bid.

He said, “If you give your blood to Obasanjo, he will not support you. He doesn’t want anybody with independent mind.

“You (Jonathan) did not level Borno and Yobe the way he levelled Odi; for that, he will not like you. We know how he was when he came out of prison and how rich he was when he was leaving office”.

Fayose said his wife, who predicted his return to office as Ekiti governor, had told him that Jonathan would win the 2015 presidential election.


  1. I think we need to also ask fayose’s wife whether the comedy happening at the ekiti house of assembly will remain. And whether when Jonathan wins in 2015, we shall start having 24/7 electricity. And also whether if the country starts boiling, even madam prophetess will wait.

  2. General Olusegun Obasanjo,enough with these ranting.Remember that you anionted President Jonathan as Vice to late President Musa Yar Adua.It is a simple logic that you should understand a bride well enough,before recommending her to a bridegroom.You are equally responsible for his success and failures,if any.Have all the qualities you found in him disappeared?Has he not achieve any thing good?It is an established convention that you must write off your successors.Ok,statisticians,help me with the achievements and failures of all governments,at the federal levels from 1960 till date,in the following areas;(1)Security(2)infrastructures(3)Transport(4)Food(5)Education(6)Health(7)Employment and(8)Poverty alleviation?The statistics,with time frame,will form an empirical background for rational judgement.