Fayose Speaks Against Buhari Again After Aisha Buhari’s Trip to U.S
Governor Ayodele Fayose has finally spoken up again after over one week of silence since Aisha Buhari, the President’s wife visited the United States of America on invitation by international bodies against threats that she is wanted over complicity in the Halliburton bribery scandal as purported by the Governor.
“Nigerians are suffering, hungry and angry because the APC federal government has run the country aground,”Mr. Fayose said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
The governor argued that Nigeria was experiencing the worst form of nepotism in the history of government in the country, saying, “nepotism is the reason our President discarded competent people in his party that should be running the government with him and opted for his relatives, friends, in-laws and very close associates.
“The only qualification to hold key positions in the Presidency is to know a certain nephew of the President or be a member of his family, that’s is nepotism and what nepotism breeds is incompetence.
“The most influential person in the Presidency today is said to be one Mamman Daura, who is a nephew of the President. Personal Assistant to President Buhari is said to be the son of Mamman Daura while the State Chief of Protocol is said to be married to Mamman Daura’s daughter.”
“It is also the height of nepotism that apart from just two, all security chiefs and heads of all the paramilitary agencies in Nigeria, as well as all the political-heads overseeing all the military and paramilitary arms and agencies are from the North of Nigeria.”
He said President Buhari was obviously being tormented by fear of the unknown, which he described as the main reason people take to nepotism.
“As a leader, you don’t need to fear anything. But the moment a leader peeps into the future, realising that his lack of capacity could have consequential effects on him, such a leader will definitely resort to nepotism to protect himself.
“Also, the moment a government is unable to guarantee the existence of the people, it must resort to nepotism to protect itself and that is exactly what is being witnessed in Nigeria, especially with the lopsided appointments of security Chiefs and key functionaries of the Federal Government,” he said.
While lamenting the parlous state of the country’s economy, Governor Fayose said, “Most of those people that aided the emergence of President Buhari must be having a rethink now, but it is too late!