Buhari’s anti-corruption stance mere noise-making, witch-hunting, says Fayose



Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has taken a swipe at the Federal Government’s anti-corruption stance, describing it as mere noise-making, witch-hunt and diversionary tactic to hoodwink the public into overlooking the seeming failure of the current administration to deliver on its electoral promises.

The governor said: “If President Mohammadu Buhari knows exactly where the stolen funds are kept and who looted the funds, he does not need all these public announcements.

Rather, he should make public names of the looters and bring back the purported stolen funds, location of which he has identified.

It is when he is able to bring back the money that he should make announcements of recovered funds.” Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, further said: “You don’t announce a process to the public. Rather, you announce the results because that is what is of interest to the people.

It is like you are announcing that you know where armed robbers reside, won’t they change their location? “What the All Progressives Congress (APC) spin-doctors and their collaborators in the Presidency are doing is simple.

It is such that when there is nothing to tell the people as per the rising Boko Haram attacks, Dollar and other foreign currencies exchange rates, petrol pump price and other seeming failed promises of the APC-led Federal Government, they will accuse former President Goodluck Jonathan and his men of corruption, insult Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and make noise about fighting corruption.

“President Buhari and his men should, however, know that Nigeria of today is different from that of 1983 and the system under which they are operating now is also different.

Nigerians are watching and unlike 1983, nothing can prevent them from asking questions, which they are already asking.” While challenging Buhari to start the anti-corruption fight from his party, Governor Fayose said Nigerians know those who sponsored President Buhari’s election and are waiting for the President to reveal their sources of income. “Some of those who sponsored the President’s election have not done any other jobs apart from holding public offices.

Yet, they provided private jets and funds with which the President campaigned across the length and breadth of Nigeria. He should let Nigerians know where they got money to buy private jets and the several billions of naira spent on his election.

Mr. President and his men should know that these planned efforts to brand PDP as a party of corrupt people and suppress the giant strides of the Jonathan administration won’t work because Nigerians know that APC is peopled with more corrupt people and the President must treat the issue of corruption without looking at political parties.”

According to Fayose, “No one sits with corruption to fight corruption, because as it is today, President Buhari is sitting among corrupt people and he must first extricate himself from the comity of corruption that he is before his anti-corruption stance can be accorded respect.”

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  • titanium

    Well said Mr. Governor. While other governors and politicians wallow in abject fear, You speak truth to light without recall to whose ox is gored. This is the true spirit of Nigeria! Nigerians are poorer today than they were 6months ago, dollar is now N250, workers are being owed 8months salary, the country is not static, it is restrogressing, situation in the country is anti-business and its not favourable to investment and all this government can do is Jonathan. May God help us!

  • Idris Ademola

    titanium news

  • Cicero

    Is it him or the palmwine?

  • E.Udah

    Once again, I agree with you completely! You stand out among your equals.
    Keep on on the path of objective criticism of this propagandist administration that seems not to understand that elections are over.

  • Bola Jude

    There is nothing wrong in what Fayose said in this post. From what I
    understand, he is not against PMB probing corrupt officials, but what he
    is saying is that, both the govt before GEJ including those APC
    officials who everyone knows they were corrupt should be included in the
    probe. Let Buhari tell us that GEJ govt with and all governors in that
    regime both PDP and APC governors will be probe first, then after that, he
    will proceed to probe OBJ, Babangida, abudusalam, Abacha govts. Let him
    tell us that people like Tinubu, Amechi, Oshomole, Rochas, Atiku will
    be probed. That is the only way Nigerians will know he is serious and
    not witch-hunting.

    Fayose said Buhari should not be one-sided in his corruption probe crusade, he should be holistic.

    Again, Buhari should stop rubbishing the good work and virtues of Goodluck
    Jonathan. Jonathan was not all about corruption as Buhari made it look
    like. This man gave us the peace we all are enjoying today, the free,
    fare and transparent political platform under which buhari won the
    election was made possible by Jonathan. Do you know the volume of blood
    shed that would have taken place mostly in the north, if Jonathan had
    refused to give-up power like Babangida did and OBJ would have done.

    Please for goodness sake I was one the people that voted PMB, but I also
    admire some of the good works that Jonathan did and his peaceful
    virtues. So Buhari should not run him down entirely. Jonathan made
    remarkable achievement whether we like it or not. Let Buhari proceed
    with meeting his promises to the nation without being one-sided.

  • Highflyer

    Well said, Governor Fayose.

  • amador kester

    Time will tell.Time ,the misty digester and evaluator of the bread of truth baked in a hurry,time,the unfolding seed of the universe upon which events have germinated…but enclosed in the ubiquitous envelope of eternal timelessness,, that stretches a second into eternity restpoints like slow motion camera.But when people are tired of time,governance must tremble …to its marrow

  • Ayo Aiyelabola

    O K o, omo Fayose. Do you something called audit trail. What i am reminding you is “ma se ni ma mo”