Despite repeated assurances that his administration’s war against corruption is all encompassing and not targeted at only members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is only after members of the former ruling party.
Speaking on Monday at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital at the grand finale of the PDP’s governorship campaign rally for Governor Idris Wada, Fayose said the Buhari administration does not respect the rule of law and was only chasing PDP members on corruption allegation.
Underscoring his allegation of a witch-hunt of only members of the PDP, the Ekiti governor asked where was President Buhari when his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, cleared Prince Abubakar Audu to contest the governorship election when he was facing corruption charges.
According to him, “The APC administration is dilly-dallying on the challenges confronting the nation. The Boko Haram insurgency and the economic situation have worsened in the last six months of the Buhari government.
“This administration has only achieved a lot in the area of chasing shadows and making the nation bad for the people”.
Also speaking on the occasion, a former PDP National Chairman and Director-General of the Jonathan 2015 Re-election Campaign Organization, Alhaji Ahmadu Ali, said the huge crowd was a testimony that PDP was still going strong in the state.
The PDP candidate and incumbent Governor Wada, listed his achievements in his first term, saying the party in the last 12 years had touched people’s lives through the provision of basic infrastructure.
On the bailout loan withheld by the Central Bank of Nigeria, Wada said APC was playing politics with the issue, adding that it was not considering the plight of workers, who are supposed to benefit from the fund.