- says Buhari lacks the capacity to govern Nigeria
A statement saying Governor Fayose said, “he regretted everything he said about President Buhari” is false, the governor’s aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka says on Friday night.
The statement credited to the Ekiti State governor called on Nigerians not to be hard on President Muhammadu Buhari that he is a good man.
It reads.”I regret everything I said about President Buhari. I regret saying our President died when he was still alive. It was politics but I have come to realize that it was politics taken too far. Upon meeting President Buhari, I was fascinated by his calm nature. I had feared that he would be vindictive, especially, considering the kind of things I have said against him. The man don’t seem to care about what has been said about him. For me, Nigeria is work in progress and we must join hands with Mr. President to deliver the Nigeria of our dream. Mr. President is a good man and he has a big dream for the nation, that is okay, if you ask me. We have to start pushing forward. The idea of pulling him down should stop forthwith.”
In a swift response by Olayinka, the statement was written by someone loyal to the All Progressives Congress, adding that Fayose never made such a statement.
“The statement was part of futile efforts by Buhari’s media men to cover up the glaring failure of the President Buhari led federal government, most especially the government’s inability to secure Nigeria and its people and the latest damning report by the Transparency International on rising corruption in the country.
Olayinka says Governor Fayose stands by everything that he has said about President Buhari as he has remained consistent with his position that the President lacked the required capacity to govern a diverse nation like Nigeria.
“The President’s lack of capacity has been shown in the high level of insecurity and the economic crisis facing the country.
The Media aide urged the public to disregard any statement not attributed to him or the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi. Also, “Governor Fayose’s comments on national issues are always on his Twitter Handle @GovAyoFayose.” he added.