Enough of Diversionary Stories, Nigerians are Hungry, Fayose Tells FG


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that what Nigerians
are now desirous of hearing from the All Progressives Congress (APC)
led federal government is the defeat of hunger and untold hardship
ravaging the country and not recycled stories of defeat of Boko Haram
insurgents, which is as usual, aimed at diverting the attention of
Nigerians from the fact that there is ravaging hunger at this time of
the year.

The governor said it has become predictable that whenever Nigerians
cry of the pains and sufferings they are going through, the federal
government will come with stories like; “20 Chibok girls found,” “$1
billion found in Mr A, B or C bedroom,” “Boko Haram technically
defeated,” “We have captured Sambisa forest,” etc just to divert

In a release issued in Ado Ekiti on Monday and signed by his Special
Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka,
Governor Fayose said; “It is painful that Nigeria under President
Mohammadu Buhari has become directionless either due to the
cluelessness of the president or his old age that has foisted a
purposeless leadership on the country.

He said; “This year’s Christmas is the worse in the history of
Nigeria. People cannot afford to celebrate and enjoy themselves due to
the hardship caused by the APC government. To make matters worse, the
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also created artificial scarcity of
cash, such that people could not access their hard earned money in the
banks as most banks in the country do not have cash to pay their

“Like I have maintained, the main issue confronting Nigerians now is
hunger and hunger does not speak the language of political propaganda
that is being used by the APC led federal government. It is therefore
no longer about diversionary news, it is about preventing Nigerians
from dying of hunger,” he said.

The governor said “the only solution to the myriad of problems facing
the country is for those holding power in Abuja to face the sad
reality that it was the hard stance of the president, his statements
against Nigeria and its people both at home and abroad coupled with
his demonstration of hatred against some sections of the country and
desperation to crush his perceived enemies that led us to where we are

“It was the president that went to foreign countries to de-market
Nigeria by calling all Nigerians thieves and dishonest people. He was
the one who created atmosphere of economic and political instability
in the country by his acts of nepotism and vindictiveness?

“Therefore, for the country to move forward, the President must change
his attitude from a vindictive military dictator to a civilian
president of all Nigerians.”

He lamented that those cabal in the presidency have hijacked the
president and his government, running the country aground, saying;
“Things were never like this at any time in the history of Nigeria
apart from 1984.”

He said; “They are not running the economy of Nigeria by the open
participation of Nigerians but by some cabal, who see themselves as
superior to others. By their failure to involve those who know more
than them, they have succeeded in creating unemployment instead of
three million jobs that they promised Nigerians per year. They have
taken Nigeria back to the Stone Age and it will take several years for
the country to recover, if it will ever recover.”

Governor Fayose, who appealed to Nigerians not to keep silent in 2017,
said; “With every means of livelihood of the common people taken away
from them, free; fair and credible elections becoming a mirage,
Nigerians must begin to speak out now before the country is completely
destroyed by this directionless federal government.”