Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that the only
thing that will give Nigerians unspeakable joy as the country turns 60
will be announcement of the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari,
noting that the country is presently in coma and on life-support.
The former governor, who said there was nothing to celebrate in a
country bedevilled with insecurity, hunger, bare-faced corruption and
bad governance, added that President Buhari’s resignation will serve
as a life-restoring parting gift for Nigerians.
According to a statement by his Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, in his
message to mark the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence
Anniversary, Fayose, described Nigeria as a cowed nation, saying “it
is no longer a democracy when people cannot ventilate their
grievances against government freely.”
He said the Police warning that any form of rally or protest from any
group of persons will not be allowed tomorrow is a naked display of
crudity and affront on the constitution of Nigeria, which guarantees
Nigerians rights to associate and express themselves against
“The government is for the people and not the people for the
government. It must therefore be accountable to people. The police
must also be mindful of the fact that they are part of the society.
They have wives and children who are also being affected by this
rudderless government under which a bag of rice rose from N7,000 in
2015 to N32,000 now.
“The reality is that Nigerians are not happy with the present
situation of the country. More so that this present government appears
to be the worst in the history of Nigeria.
“Nigerians are not happy about the debts accumulated by this
government because they can’t see anything being done with the money
“They are angry that they can no longer go to their farms, travel on
the roads and even sleep in their homes without the fear of being
kidnapped, killed or raped by armed bandits.
“Nobody wants Nigeria to disintegrate. Rather, Nigerians want to live
their lives normally without minding which party is in government, and
as it appears, living in Nigeria has been made extremely difficult by
this government. Painfully, most of those who are desirous of leaving
the country for greener pastures abroad are unable to do so because
advanced countries are banning Nigerians from coming to their
“The already weak shoulders of Nigerians are being made to carry too
much burden and they have rights to show their displeasure,” Fayose