Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has predicted that the economic downturn currently being witnessed in the country will last for the first four years of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and eventually lead to its downfall.
The governor gave the prediction on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Service to mark the first anniversary of the 5th assembly of the Ekiti State House of Assembly at the Government House Chapel, Ado Ekiti.
Mr. Fayose also claimed that his decision to embark on solidarity strike with workers in the state was informed by his discovery that the All Progressives Congress-led federal government had failed and would continue to fail in reviving the nation’s economy.
“I am not a prophet of doom, but I must tell you the truth. It is this economic downturn that will pull down the Buhari-led government. Mark my word. The economy will improve, but it will be too late in the life of the Buhari-led government.
“God is angry with the Buhari-led government. It is shedding the blood of too many innocent people.
“Soldiers would enter the home of poor village people and gun them down in cold blood. There is too much of blood-shedding. Look at what they did to that innocent woman in Kano.
“I am telling you that God allowed them to get into government so that they would be exposed; so that everyone would see their inability and hypocrisy”, a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Speaker, Stephen Gbadamosi, quoted the governor as saying.
Earlier, Speaker of the Ekiti State Assembly, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, explained that the principle of separation of power did not envisage bickering among the arms of government.
He said: “When people say we are Fayose’s boys in the House, I just watch them display their ignorance. A journalist once asked me such a question. I just told him that God will make him a state governor one day, and that when he gets there, he should put his enemies in the Assembly.
“Our enemies did not want us to get to the Assembly, let alone clocking one year in office or getting the Assembly to stand.
“When you say someone is a rubber stamp, it means that person is a fool or slowpoke. By all standards, members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly are no fools or morons. We have virtually all professional callings represented in the House. Only morons can be rubber stamp”.