Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State yesterday said his government would soon expose past presidents that ruled the nation since 1999 “to show Nigerian leaders in their true colours”.
Making direct reference to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Fayose said that as the number one citizen of Ekiti State, he wields more power than Obasanjo who “goes to Abuja to beg President Muhammadu Buhari for political favours”.
He stated this at a news conference in Lagos on Sunday.
According to him, “I was governor without a godfather. I was governor for three years but Obasanjo took me out. Obasanjo is now an expired man today and I am still more than relevant. He is expired. He goes to Aso Rock every week to go and beg.
“How many times did Buhari visit him (Obasanjo) when he was President? Buhari did not go to Aso Rock throughout. He didn’t even go for Council of State meetings. What is Obasanjo looking for in the Villa? A man of 80! What is he looking for?
“He keeps writing to Presidents to nominate ministers for them. That was Goodluck Jonathan’s offence. Enough is enough”.
Speaking on the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions presently before the Senate, Fayose said: “We are going to release a lot of things. They have attempted to cow everybody and that is why they are sponsoring the anti-Social Media Bill in the National Assembly. They want to cow the press and the people. I am surprised that the media is quiet about this bill. The press can’t talk again, they are afraid and it shouldn’t be so”.
The governor also described the military panel set up to probe the role of soldiers in the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State as a hatchet job targeted at his administration.
“The Major General Adeniyi Oyebade military panel is intended to do a hatchet job. They have a target but we are waiting for them. They are after me but I am prepared for them. I am the Governor of Ekiti State. I have history, I have record. Any attempt to invade my state will be resisted”, he said.
“The day Buhari singles me out, his government will crumble. They have attempted to impeach me, but they didn’t succeed. They disturbed my swearing-in ceremony and they failed. They now set up a military panel to upturn what the Supreme Court has decided in my favour. We are waiting for them”, he added.
He said he neither had any regret nor apology for constantly crisiticising President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that it was only those that promoted and supported the emergence of the All Progressives Congress-led government that were now regretting their action in silence.
Fayose predicted that next year, 16 things would happen under this government which Nigerians must prepare for.
“There will be disobedience to court order, there will be removal of oil subsidy in first quarter, there will be low power generation compared to what was being generated, and there will be low earnings. Nigerians should better prepare for these and more”, he said.