Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) duped Nigerians by obtaining their votes by trick.
“Everything Buhari and his party promised Nigerians when they were looking for votes, they have denied and it won’t be a surprise if one day, Buhari comes out to even deny that he was elected on the platform of APC”, Fayose declared.
Reacting to reports of comments credited to the president that he would not pay the N5,000 monthly stipend he promised to unemployed youths in the country and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s claim that creation of three million jobs per year was not promised by the APC, the governor said the denials are the height of fraud Mr. Buhari and the APC represent.
He said, “They have not fulfilled any of the promises they made to Nigerians. In fact, they have even told us that they never made any promise. It is close to one year that Buhari assumed office; no single job has been created. Instead of the three million jobs per year that they promised, what we have been witnessing is job losses, economic hardship and budget padding”.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was more worrisome that President Buhari always choose foreign lands to make major policy pronouncements, asking whether Buhari has turned himself to Nigeria’s Diaspora or Online President.
Governor Fayose described President Buhari’s declaration of support for Palestine and description of Palestinians as his brothers and sisters that must achieve their desired objectives as a confirmation of the growing suspicion that the president was interested in Nigeria becoming a full Islamic State.
He said; “Even though I am a lover of Muslims, I relate with them as I do with Christians in the State and across the country, but Nigeria must remain secular and a free nation where its citizens proclaim the name of Jesus Christ and Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) freely”.
The governor said the moment President Buhari disowned his own campaign document titled; “My Covenant with Nigerians”, that was circulated to Nigerians during the electioneering campaign and also published in national newspapers and posted online on March 16 and 17, 2015, he knew that Nigerians had been duped.
“Nigerians have now realised that they are inside a ‘One Chance Bus’ because Buhari and his APC have disowned their entire campaign promises by disowning their campaign document titled; ‘My Covenant with Nigerians’.
“This document that they disowned in August, last year contained everything they promised Nigerians and if today, President Buhari chose faraway Qatar to announce that he won’t pay the N5,000 promised unemployed youths and Lai Mohammed is here in Nigeria saying no job was promised, no one should be surprised.
“Rather, Nigerians can only begin to pray that God, who rescued Daniel from den of lions will rescue us from this Buhari/APC one chance bus that we have entered”, he said.
While insisting that no octogenarian must be allowed to rule Nigeria again, Governor Fayose said the youths of the country must know that people like Buhari do not have any stake in the future of Nigeria and those who will not be part of Nigeria of twenty years to come must not be part of those structuring the future of the country.