Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday employed the strategy of threats and fear-mongering to force the people of the state to vote for president Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election..
Speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), rally in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, Fayose said:
“Minority must be given freedom in Nigeria. They have to be given recognition and that is why Jonathan must complete his eight years. You know when the Niger Delta people strike, you can imagine the effects on the economy of the country,” Fayose told the massive crowd of supporters.
He repeated the claims he made last week, that Buhari was weak, and just a candidate of Bola Tinubu.
“Buhari is the candidate of Ahmed Bola Tinubu and not the candidate of the North as being claimed by APC. Anybody who wants to rule must have the requirement. Let Gen Buhari flaunt his certificates. They want to foist a weak president on Nigeria, so that they can corner us the way they are cornering Lagos State,” said the governor.
Gov. Fayose flaunted his certificates to the mammoth crowd and dared Buhari to produce his own. Fayose has been criticised in the past as well of not having attended school.
After displaying his certificate, he told the crowd to reject any president without sound education and health to drive the economy of the country better than what President Jonathan has offered.
On the criticisms against the president about his alleged inability to fight corruption, Gov. Fayose said, “The power of the President stops when the suspect is arrested. But anytime he is in the court, he cannot interfere in the judiciary because it has to be independent. Corruption has been endemic in Nigeria before Jonathan came on board. Corruption is like terrorism . It will be wrong for anyone to accuse President Jonathan of not confronting corruption, when it is our collective responsibility to do this with our patriotic zeal.”