Former speaker chides Fayose over attacks on the president
Former Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Mr Femi Bamisile has criticized Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose over his constant criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies and actions.
In a statement yesterday Bamisile said Fayose penchant for attacking the president should be ignored by all progressives, as the governor was only being mischievous
The statement issued by his media aide, Babs Daramola, said, “it is high time all well meaning Ekiti indigenes and progressive minded Nigerians started ignoring governor Fayose’s infelicitous comments against the person, actions and policies of President Muhammadu Buhari”.
Bamisile added that the recent statement attributed to the governor, in which he condemned President Buhari’s appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, a Northerner, as the new INEC boss is nothing but “a further display of the governor’s proneness to political tantrums which are not and never can be a true representation of the genuine opinion of the good people of Ekiti state, the land of honour”.
Fayose had in a statement issued by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, condemned the choice of Prof. Yakubu as new INEC Chairman, describing it as a vindication of the governor’s position that the president is a sectional leader who sees himself mainly as the leader of Hausa/Fulani and not that of the entire people of Nigeria.
“ For Governor Fayose to label President Buhari as a sectional president is a reflection of a state of mind possessed of a pathological penchant for mischief,” Bamisile said.
The former speaker lamented that is unfortunate that the governor who is preaching principle of equity and fairness failed to realise that of the twelve national electoral body chairmen that have been appointed between 1960 and 2015, only Prof. Attahir Jega (who took over in 2010) has come from the Northern extraction.
“It therefore amounts to either a characteristic deliberate miscarriage of fact or unimaginable ignorance of history on the part of Governor Fayose to claim that the South-South, South-East and South-West, who have had at least two shots each at the position are being marginalised.