Fayose: Buhari Not a Democrat, He Lacks Moral Rights to Intervene in Gambia

President Buhari and army chief Tukur Buratai


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described President
Muhammadu Buhari’s involvement in the meeting with President Yahya
Jammeh to persuade him to concede defeat as an aberration, saying; “A
man like Buhari under whose free, fair and credible elections no
longer exist lacks moral rights to preach obedience to democratic
principles to anyone.”

The governor said great Africans like former President Goodluck
Jonathan, President John Mahama of Ghana and others who have lost
elections and conceded defeat were in the best position to intervene
in Gambia and not someone like Buhari, who lost election three times
and never conceded

According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose wondered what President Buhari,
whose government is desperately moving Nigeria from a multi-party
democracy to a one party State, would have told President Jammeh in
Gambia yesterday,

He said “with what happened in Rivers State last weekend, it is
certain that votes of Nigerians will no longer be allowed to count as
the APC cabal in the Presidential villa has now assumed the roles of
INEC, allocating votes to their party and using security agents to
force their will on the people.”

Governor Fayose asked; “Did President Buhari face Jammeh and advised
him to accept defeat the way he (Buhari) conceded defeat in 2003, 2007
and 2011 when violence was instigated and several people, including
Youth Corp members were killed? Or did Buhari lecture Jammeh to take
to democracy at gunpoint, which is now the norm in Nigeria?

“How can Buhari, who has destroyed the legacy of free, fair and
credible elections that was handed over to him, be the one to prevail
on someone else to adhere to democratic principles?”

He said Buhari should first remove the timber in his eyes before
attempting to remove the toothpicks in other peoples’ eyes, describing
the President as a physician who cannot heal himself but trying to
heal others.

The governor said even though President Jammeh behaved dishonourably
by reneging on his initial promise to accept defeat, involvement of
President Buhari in the meeting to persuade him to step down was the
height of hypocrisy.

The governor said that Nigerians are now more concerned with how to
take back their country like the Gambians have done.

“Nigerians are worried about the possibility of Buhari behaving like
Jammeh in 2019 after he must have been defeated and that the
international community may need a high-powered delegation to pilot
his rampaging bull out of Nigerians chinashop,” he said.