The Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, said that he will continue to criticize the President Buhari administration even if they lock him up.
The governor stated this while speaking during a radio programme at Orange 94.5 FM in Akure, Ondo state capital. Fayose stated that he doesn’t hate the President, but he has a duty to say the truth.
He said, “I don’t hate President Buhari but what I have been saying is truth and he knows I have been saying the truth.
“I was 24 years old when he became military head of state, and that was the same way things were difficult. We queued up before we could purchase essential commodities.
“I am saying the truth so that the president can do things that will benefit the people of this country. They want to shut me up, but I will not stop talking… I will continue to talk even in incarceration. If I stop talking Nigerian masses will suffer.”
On his ongoing legal battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Fayose denied receiving any money from Sambo Dasuki, describing it as a “vendetta mission” by the federal government.
“I have never seen Dasuki before and I don’t work in his office.
“They are on vendetta mission. They said I collected money from Dasuki and I have told them that I did not collect a dime from Dasuki. I have N300m in my fixed deposit account in Zenith Bank and I declared it in my assets declaration form.
“I have challenged them to publish the statement made to the EFCC by Dasuki where he said he gave Senator Musiliu Obanikoro money to give me or where Obanikoro himself said he gave me money.
“Since they have seen that the Dasuki money issue won’t offer them the implication of Fayose that they desperately needed, they are now harassing contractors in the state. But I can assure them that their efforts will come to nothing.”
He also advised the people of Ondo to vote against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election.
“Don’t allow the APC to take over this state, if you allow them, your condition would be worse than what you are passing through now, their government would be a disaster for you.
“They have nothing to offer, all they know is propaganda, you can see what is happening in Nigeria now, if you vote for them what they are doing at the national level is what they would be doing here. You can see what is happening in all the states they are controlling.
“Look at our condition in Nigeria, our condition is getting worse on daily basis, they have no solution to the economic problem facing the nation currently, yet they say they want to take over your state, I enjoined you, don’t allow them, they have nothing to offer.”