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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Controversy - Buhari refuses to pick my calls - Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose

As the controversy between Ayodele Fayose the governor of Ekiti state and President Muhammadu Buhari brews on. The embattled governor has revealed fresh details.

Fayose recently opened up on his effort to have a word with President Buhari, who he has frequently criticized recently.

According to Fayose he had phoned the Aso Villa three times, asking to speak to the president, but each time was diverted to the Buhari’s chief security officer.

According to Today, in a private interview with select journalists, Fayose revealed the following:
“About two – three times I called the villa they would divert my call to the CSO, saying I cannot talk to the president. I should say whatever I want to say to him; a sitting governor? That is not Nigeria. 
So, at that point, I had to stay clear because they were on a vendetta mission.”

The governor who is currently facing allegation of diverting public funds, also, said he wrote letters to the president.

“I wrote three letters to the president, none of them was replied. Initially, when he became president, I didn’t start like this,” Fayose added.

During the interview,, he was also asked why, as sitting governor, he shunned state executive council meetings with the president. Fayose replied: “Each time they call meeting, my deputy goes there.”
Fayose added that he has did not harrass anyone despite provocation.

“The fact that I criticise you; I don’t have to be in your party! The APC, every day they come here to do rallies, they say that Fayose should resign, they say Fayose is fraudulent, did you see me slapping anybody? I will just look at you. There is freedom of expression.

“Even in the face of intimidation and even in the face of misbehaving, as a leader, you should accommodate all. Let me give you one instance, which the APC can never do to anybody. Throughout the tenure Fayemi was here, I never used a word that is unclean on him. I tell him he is our leader because anybody God has put there is our leader truly.”

Meanwhile, the EFCC recently sealed a filling station belonging to Fayose in Ogun state.
The filling station, identified as ‘Chance Oil’ which is located at Lambe, Akute area of Ogun state, was said to have been sealed off by operatives of the commission for reasons not dissociated from the financial crimes charges against Fayose.



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