Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described as
appalling, the present situation of Nigeria, where the Presidency has
become the employer and defender of Boko Haram terrorists and armed
The former governor, who also called on Nigerians to restrict their
movements to avoid falling victims of terrorists, who have taken over
the entire country, expressed concern that nowhere is safe in the
Fayose said in a statement on Sunday, by his Media Aide, Lere
Olayinka, that the issue of Minister of Communication and Digital
Economy, Isa Pantami has further exposed the government’s hypocrisy
and complicity, adding that “it is saddening and worrisome that
spokesmen of the president were the ones going from one media house to
another to defend someone who openly supported terrorists.”
He lamented that “in the last three days, over 300 Nigerians have been
killed across the country, with several others in captivity, and this
is still not enough for President, Muhammadu Buhari and his men to
wear sackcloth and cover themselves with ashes. Rather, they are seen
making merry as if nothing has happened.”
The former Governor said it was painful that Nigeria was being
governed by people who were at one time or the other nominated as Boko
Haram negotiator while their lieutenants are those who have openly
kicked against military action against Boko Haram terrorists and
rejected its categorisation as a terrorist organization.
He said those ruling Nigeria, particularly at the federal were acting
as if the country is about the government and them, forgetting that
the government is about the country and its people.
Fayose said with killing of Nigerians from North, South, East and
West, it was certain that Nigerians must be impatient to send this APC
government packing in 2023, having made the mistake of bringing this
clueless people in 2015. In fact, waiting between now and 2023 will
remain a pain in the heart of Nigerians.
“It is funny that today, if those running the affairs of the country
are not telling us that armed bandits must be seen as innocent until
proven guilty, they will be saying offence of forgery is more grievous
than open declaration of support for terrorists.
“Because of their inability to take decisive actions against these
terrorists that they appear to have sympathy for, Nigeria is no longer
safe for anyone to live in.
“Our roads have been taking over by terrorists while Nigerians,
including traditional rulers are now being abducted right inside their
“It is therefore my counsel to Nigerians that they should stay in
their domains at this period and avoid travelling around the country.
Those staying in isolated areas should also endeavor to move to where
there are more people.
“It is my prayer that God will restore peace and normalcy to our country.”