Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to face governance and stop complaining about the nation’s challenges.
He said when President Buhari was seeking Nigerians’ votes, he never said he was coming to complain, “rather, he promised to fix what he claimed to have been identified as the problems.”
Fayose, who said Buhari’s time was almost up, lamented that the president has spent three and half years blaming his predecessors and allegedly inflicting both security and economic crises on the country.
Reacting to the president’s statement that he “inherited a mind boggling mismanaged Nigeria,” Fayose, in a statement issued yesterday by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, said: “It is no longer funny that a president who assumed office three and half years ago is still complaining about how he met the country instead of Nigerians having feelings of how well he has solved the problems he claimed that he had capacity to solve.”He should stop singing the same song of lamentation that he has been singing since 2015 and learn from his colleague in Ghana, who hit the ground running immediately he assumed office.”
The immediate past Ekiti governor, who said the President should face the reality of a failed tenure and be prepared to leave office next year, added: “Only a leader who lacks competence and is challenged by knowledge and exposure will blame his predecessors for over three years.”
“Nigerians of mostly below 40 years who voted for the President in 2015 did so because they never experienced him as a military head of state. Now that they have seen that he does not have the required capacity to govern a country like Nigeria, they are eager to vote him out.”
Fayose charged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders to put everything into the 2019 elections so as to be able rescue Nigerians from the present state of anguish occasioned by the directionless All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
“Today, Nigeria has become the ‘Poverty Capital’ of the world. God forbid, a Buhari’s second term will turn Nigeria to a republic of poverty where people will be running to other neighboring countries to feed. PDP must, therefore, work very hard to save the country from going down completely,” Fayose said.