Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose who spoke in Abuja on Sunday night at a send-off party organised for him by his colleagues in the PDP Governors’ Forum, disclosed that the former DSS director, Lawal Daura, asked him twice to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari so that the Peoples Democratic Party, would retain the control of the state.
According to Fayose, the former DSS Director coordinated the security onslaught against him and his supporters during the July 14 governorship election in the state. The outgoing Governor who expressed confidence that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi would be elected president and vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria next year, urged the party to unite, forge a common front to oust Buhari, saying that Nigerians are going through pains and are looking unto the PDP as saviour. ” Buhari’s time is up,” he said.
The statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, reads;
“If I had agreed to the proposal and operated like a bat, who has the features of an animal and a bird, they would not have attempted to muzzle me. I am not one of those that would be silenced or who will go and take over under his wife’s bed because some people want to play God.
I cannot deceive you, I can fight but rather than fight the PDP, I will deploy my energy to fight those holding our country hostage and retarding its growth by their incapability. The time is up for them and they know this,” he said.
“The governors are institutions on their own and they must be accorded the necessary respect and recognition. When there is need to get these governors contribute money to meet some needs, they will contribute. But when there is need to let them express their views and preferences, they will be accused of trying to impose, that must stop,” he said.