Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has given President Muhammadu Buhari some stick for his inaction since assuming office.
Speaking via a statement issued on Sunday, August 16, 2015, Governor Fayose said the noticeable achievement of President Buhari is the incessant harassment of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.
The Governor further berated the president for appointing his kinsmen and in-law into offices, an apparent referral to Lawal Daura, the Director General of the DSS, who hails from President Buhari’s hometown, Daura and Amina Zakari, the Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
He said: “Rather than concentrate and make a difference within his 100 days in office, the president’s greatest achievement so far is harassment of PDP leaders, appointment of his in-law and kinsmen into sensitive positions, selective fight against corruption and arrest and detention of INEC officials who worked in states won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I want to state without fear or favour that I will continue to speak the truth no matter whose ox is gored.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and no one can intimidate me or the good people of Ekiti state who freely and overwhelmingly gave me their mandate. Democracy as a form of government thrives on our ability to ask questions and get answers from leaders.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari should tread cautiously and be mindful of the body language of those hailing him today.
“The president should be cautious enough to know that the former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar-led national peace committee tactically told him to tread cautiously and be mindful of the fact that he is not heading a military government.
“The peace committee has reminded the president that he is not heading a military government and with the calibre of Nigerians in the committee, their wise counsel should not be ignored.
“These are Nigerians who don’t need personal favours from the president and he should get the message very clearly that he is being told not to act as a dictator.
“Fighting corruption should not be synonymous with convicting Nigerians on pages of newspapers. Rather, the judiciary and other relevant agencies should be allowed to do their jobs without any direct or indirect interference from the president and his party.
“Corruption must be fought in accordance with the laws of the land because going against the laws of the land and the oath taken by the president to respect the constitution in itself is corruption.”