The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the 2014 governorship election in the state was full of “hanky-panky.”
Buhari had made the claim while hosting members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, South-West caucus to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Reacting to the President’s remark, Fayose said he was not surprised at the claim because Buhari was “no longer in touch with realities and also not in charge of his own government.”
Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Friday, Fayose said, “On President Buhari’s reported comment that the Ekiti 2014 governorship election was characterised by “hanky panky”, I am not surprised at all because he is no longer in touch with realities. The
president is not even in charge of his own government.
“Therefore, I am not surprised that such a statement came from the president. That was the same President who said Nigerian youths are lazy and that Nigerians living abroad are criminals. He can also afford to indict his own country by saying that agencies of the
federal government were involved in electoral fraud, even when the United States Government commended them.
“The president runs to the United States of America at all times and believes in the US government even more than himself. This same US government said clearly that the election was free, fair and transparent.
“However, let me tell the President and his men that they will be disgraced here in Ekiti because the power of the people is greater than the power of those in power.
“We hereby call on all men of good conscience to stand up and be counted in the fight against dictatorship, election rigging and the plot to subvert democracy in Nigeria. 2019 general elections is close by and Ekiti as well as Osun elections are prelude to what to expect in 2019.
“The international community must prevail on INEC and the Buhari administration to allow free, fair and credible election in Ekiti State.”