Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has said that he will continue to criticise the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led federal government. He said that he cannot be silenced.
According to PUNCH, he said this when he was a guest on Fresh FM Ibadan on Friday. He said that he was the last man standing in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after people like Femi Fani-Kayode had been silenced
“I am being persecuted because I am vocal. Why some of us are talking today is because if we betray the masses, God will not forgive us. That is why people like us have to exhibit courage to speak the truth. And if you notice, they are leaving no stone unturned to cage me from commenting, but that cannot be possible. They cannot win this war.
I can’t keep quiet, they can’t shut my mouth. I am being persecuted but unfortunately I am becoming more popular. To this government, anybody in APC is considered as saint, but PDP people are rogues. That’s why you see some of our people crossing to their side and immediately, they become saints.
What I want Nigerians to ask the Federal Government, which is currently prosecuting some people over alleged fraudulent campaign money, is that who financed their own election campaign or where did they get their own funding for the election?,” he said.
Fayose said that he declared the N300m found in his account.
“The money in my account is N300m, which I made public in my asset declaration form. That is why the court, which is the last hope of a common man, freed my man who was in their net and the court even awarded a N5m damages against the government. We can’t continue like this.
My concern has always being that economy must be the priority of any government. People are hungry, the economy is bad. The brake of our economy has relapsed. No business seems prospective again. It’s not about the vehicle but the driver, it is about the head. The hardship is getting harder. Nigerians are not investing in the economy because of fear, same things as foreigners. There is threat on the capital.
The APC presidential team campaigned with a private jet, is that free? They also spent heavily for their elections, where did they get their money? People are complaining seriously in the country, as for me, we have entered one chance with this current government. They took us into a lift, closed the door and they switch off the source of power supply, that is exactly what is really happening,” the governor added.
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