Speaking at the inauguration of several projects in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose claimed that Nigeria does not have a problem of corruption.
Governor Ayodele Fayose also who further asked President Buhari to leave former President Goodluck Jonathan alone, added that if President Muhammadu Buhari was keen on probing past leaders, he should go all the way back to the military era.
“Our country has no problem of corruption. They said they are visiting the past, let them probe up to the military era, because it has to go down the line.
“We have had enough of blame game under Buhari. Everyday, they shout Jonathan; they better face the reality that they were only affected by incompetence and lack of capacity to deliver and stop blaming past leaders,” the Governor said.
Reminiscing on the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti, Fayose said: “They said you rigged election for me after open acceptance by Fayemi that he was rejected by Ekiti electorate.
“They went to Supreme Court, I defeated them. They said when President Buhari comes he would take Ekiti. If you like bring Army, police, I don’t care. The God of Israel is our strength and we shall be victorious.”
This is coming after Nigeria’s Presidency reacted to a statement credited to former president Goodluck Jonathan, advising President Muhammadu Buhari against rigging elections. Jonathan at the inauguration of the first bridge built by Governor Fayose of Ekiti in Ado Ekiti advised Buhari to leave behind a good name by resisting pressure to rig the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State and subsequent elections in the country.
Reacting, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie said the former president had no moral right to advise President Buhari. Onochie noted that Jonathan lacked moral standing to advise Buhari on democracy following accusations of looting against him.
According to her, a man whose name is on the lips of looters has no right to speak in public.
Onochie wrote “watching ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, a man whose name is on the lips of looters having authorised the looting of our common wealth. He’s shamelessly on National TV and dared to advise President Buhari on issues bothering on the growth of democracy.
“He lacks the moral standing to speak in public.”