Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that Nigerians were
suffering under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of
President Mohammadu Buhari because “the country is in the hands of
wrong managers who do not know what to do and out of nepotism, not
ready to be assisted by those who know.”

The governor said “presently, Nigerians are suffering, hungry and
angry because the APC federal government has run the country aground,”
adding that; “Nigeria has gone beyond recession, the economy has
collapsed completely and painfully, those who should revive the
economy do not have any clue as to what to do.”

In a release issue in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose
said Nigeria was experiencing the worst form of nepotism in the
history of government in the country, saying; “nepotism is the reason
our President discarded competent people in his party that should be
running the government with him and opted for his relatives, friends,
in-laws and very close associates.”

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“The only qualification to hold key positions in the Presidency is to
know a certain nephew of the President or be a member of his family,
that’s is nepotism and what nepotism breeds is incompetence.

“The most influential person in the Presidency today is said to be one
Mamman Daura, who is a nephew of the President. Personal Assistant to
President Buhari is said to be the son of Mamman Daura while the State
Chief of Protocol sais to be married to Mamman Daura’s daughter,”

“It is also the height of nepotism that apart from just two, all
security chiefs and heads of all the paramilitary agencies in Nigeria,
as well as all the political-heads overseeing all the military and
paramilitary arms and agencies are. from the North of Nigeria,” the
governor said.

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He said President Buhari was obviously being tormented by fear of the
unknown, which he described as the main reason people take to

“As a leader, you don’t need to fear anything. But the moment a leader
peeps into the future, realising that his lack of capacity could have
consequential effects on him, such a leader will definitely resort to
nepotism to protect himself.

“Also, the moment a government is unable to guarantee the existence of
the people, it must resort to nepotism to protect itself and that is
exactly what is being witnessed in Nigeria, especially with the
lopsided appointments of security chiefs and key functionaries of the
Federal Government,” he said.

While lamenting the parlous state of the country’s economy, Governor
Fayose said; “Most of those people that aided the emergence of
President Buhari must be having a rethink now, but it is too late!

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“Interestingly, political affiliation has nothing to do with hunger,
poverty and lack.

“Exchange rate was less than N200 to $1 when President Buhari took
over power, as at today, it has gone beyond N400 to $1 and Naira is
still undergoing a free fall. One bag of rice was less than N8, 000 as
at May 2016, it is now N20, 000. Kerosene is now beyond the reach of
the masses.

“Nigerians voted for change because the APC promised them solutions to
the country’s problems, but all we hear every day from the APC Federal
Government are complaints upon complaints as if Nigerians elected a
government of complaints.

“Obviously, the APC government has failed Nigerians and the President
has resorted to putting his immediate family members and close
associates in key government positions to protect himself from the
fear of the unknown that has enveloped him.”

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