A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Faparusi, has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to face governance in the state and stop his consistent attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari.
He cautioned the governor to stop dragging the name of Ekiti State in the mud. In a statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday, Faparusi, a strong chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said Fayose’s diatribe against President Buhari was rather becoming a recurring decimal even when it was glaring that governance under him had suffered a colossal damage and entrenched beggary in Ekiti.
He said this in reaction to Fayose’s outburst against President Buhari, where he boasted that he cannot be intimidated by anyone in view of
his consistent criticism of the federal government.
Faparusi expressed dismay that Fayose, who had allegedly taken intimidation, coercion and harassment of the opposition APC as a strategy to win elections could turn around and accuse President Buhari of planning to destabilize his government.
“In the build up to 2015 general election, Fayose chased all the 26
House of Assembly members away while also running after the state chairman, Chief Jide Awe and over 300 influential members of our party over trumped-up charge using the police.
“Even in his own party, those seen not loyal to him were being intimidated or expelled from the party. Does Fayose’s allegation have any strand of believability?”, Faparusi asked.
The former lawmaker added that every discerning Nigerian knows that Buhari had exhibited unwavering commitment to good governance and rapid change in the political system of the country branding Fayose’s diatribe as coming from an individual, who has lost tune with 21st century governance.
“It is ironical that Fayose is talking about intimidation while in the contrary had dedicated 80% of his time to intimidate opposition in Ekiti. The governor should know that he remains the least of Buhari’s problem. Sinner they say run when no one pursues.
“APC cannot on its own effect the desired change in Nigeria without the contributions of all Nigerians, home and abroad, hence the willingness of the party to embrace genuine and responsible criticisms from sincere Nigerians and not from infantile individual like Fayose.
“I am not surprised that Fayose has not achieved anything for almost one year at the helms of affairs in Ekiti, because he did not promise Ekiti people anything in the first place while campaigning.
“We will no longer tolerate his continued dragging of Ekiti towering image in the mud. We owe it a collective struggle to ensure that Ekiti keeps its record as the most educated and sophisticated state in Nigeria and we won’t fold our arms and allow an opportunist to derogate the image that had taken years to build”.
Faparusi, assured that APC won’t resort to jackboot tactics in ridding the PDP of its stranglehold on Ekiti, however, maintained that the federal government won’t hesitate to deploy every constitutional means in dealing with him, Fayose, if he abuses the oath of office he promised to uphold.

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