According to Fayose, Buhari is going after Igbo leaders in the opposition by scheming to silence them through harassment and intimidation.
He said the presidency, in doing that, had turned enforcement agencies like the police and Department of State Services into state machinery designed to terrorise the opposition at all cost.
The governor said this in reaction to the reported raid conducted on the home of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by security agencies.
Fayose said, “This is a calculated and sustained attempt to silence all Igbo leaders that are not in the All Progressives Congress with Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections because he knows it (South-East) is a no-go area for his party.
“They have gone from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to the Chairman of Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Ubah and now the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. This is muzzling of democracy and it is time we saved our nation from the hands of the terrorists.
“Obviously, it is too early to rate this government that has turned to government of terror using DSS and police as agents of terror. This certainly is not the change we bargained for. We have lost this democracy to military junta of the past masquerading as democrats and we must rise as a people to defend it.
Also speaking on the development, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said in a statement, “Raiding the homes of our friends and leaders like Ekweremadu and harassing their children will not deter, stop or silence those of us that are in the opposition.
“It will only harden our hearts and strengthen our resolve. As each day goes by, more and more people have come to accept the fact that the Buhari administration is a government of fascists.”