Fayose Hails National Assembly For Rejecting Buhari’s Anti-people Policies; Says; “It Is Vote Of No Confidence”


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has hailed the National
Assembly for standing firm against the anti-people policies of the
President Mohammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in
recent times, saying; “persistent rejection of the President Buhari’s
policies by a National Assembly that is controlled by his own party is
an indirect way of passing vote of no confidence on the President and
a call to action by the president and his men to take proper stock.”

The governor, who expressed happiness that “even the National Assembly
members have now seen what he had seen since the beginning of the
present APC led Federal Government and are now standing up in defence
of the ordinary Nigerians, who are suffering as a result of bad
policies of the federal government.”

In a release issued on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it
was heart-warming that the National Assembly helped Nigerians to
prevent the planned data tariff increase, with the National
Communication Commission (NCC) suspending the new minimum pricing
template for data services by mobile operators in deference to the
Senate resolution.

The governor said; “In the last few months, the National Assembly as
an institution has come to the aid of the suffering masses of Nigeria
by stopping the federal government bad policies.

“Some of such major interventions were the stoppage of the planned
data tariff increase, resolution urging the Nigeria Customs Service
(NCS) to suspend the ban on the importation of vehicles through land
borders, and opposition of the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe
International Airport, Abuja, for the repairs of its runway and the
diversion of flights to the Kaduna airport.

“Particularly, even though elementary economists should know that ban
on the importation of vehicles through land borders would cause loss
of several thousands of jobs and further make vehicles unaffordable
for ordinary Nigerians, the federal government adopted the policy
without minding its adverse effects on Nigerians.

“Also, they knew that a complete shutdown of the Nnamdi Azikiwe
International Airport, Abuja and diversion of flights to the Kaduna
airport will endanger the lives of both local and international air
travellers that will have to travel by land from Kaduna to Abuja and
further jeopardise the economy of the country.

“Instead of closing the Abuja airport completely, why not use the VIP section?

“It appears this government of President Buhari is just here to
inflict hardships on Nigerians and I commend the National Assembly for
standing firmly on the side of the masses by showing to the whole
world that the President and his government no longer enjoy the
confidence of the people, especially the suffering masses.”