Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose on Friday, November 20, 2015 bared his mind on some national issues when the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, visited the state for the investiture of Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere as the spiritual head of Muslims in Ekiti.
Speaking to the Sultan, Governor Fayose said the continuous house arrest of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki (who incidentally hails from Sokoto) by the DSS despite two court orders was unlawful, adding that President Buhari has proven his pre-election prediction to be true.
He said: “President Buhari has proved me right by my claims before the election that Nigeria is in the making of a dictator if he is voted into power.
“By choosing which orders of the court to be obeyed, the President has exhibited his great disdain and disrespect to the judiciary as an independent arm of government and as the last hope of a common man.”
Speaking further, the governor said that the siege on Dasuki’s residence is “a clear manifestation of fundamental human right abuse.”
“If the President flouts court orders with impunity, judicial independence will be fatally compromised and Nigeria’s embryonic democracy is in great danger.
“Of more importance and concern is the blackmail, intimidation and subtle harassment of lawyers and judges by the Buhari administration in an attempt to have innocent men convicted at all cost. The President has left nobody in doubt that the former NSA cannot get a fair hearing.”
See a few photos from the visit below: