Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s verdict that President Muhammadu Buhari should stop giving Nigerians excuses and that “Nigerians should not re-elect a failed government which always give one excuse or another for its failure to meet up with Nigerians’ expectations,” is vindication of his position that the President had nothing to offer the country.
The governor said “even though I do not agree with the personality of Obasanjo, history will not be kind to us if we do not acknowledge such a statement not minding his roles in foisting this present calamity on Nigeria and its people.”
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said: “What Obasanjo said is not new from what I said before and after President Buhari was elected.
I have consistently maintained that the President lacked the required mental, physical and intellectual capacity to govern a country like Nigeria. Now, I have been vindicated by even those who were at the forefront of his election.
“Today, apart from Obasanjo, most of all the people and organisations that matter in this country and in the world have said unanimously that Buhari has failed.
“Transparency International has declared that corruption, which the government prides itself to be fighting has become more endemic in Nigeria than it was in the last 16 years, Bill Gates said the government’s economic blueprint has not addressed Nigerians’ needs, Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (rtd) said the government has failed in terms of securing Nigerians and Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) has indirectly told President Buhari to go home by advocating for the younger generation to be given the opportunity to steer the reins of leadership of the nation.
“With all these knocks, the President should act honourably like a statesman and resign so as to save the country from further calamities.
In the interest of Nigeria and its suffering masses, he should ignore any urge to remain in office even beyond this year not to talk of seeking re-election next year.
“You are not a fool when you are fooled the first time, it is when you are fooled the second time that you become a fool.”