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Probe: Buhari Playing To The Gallery – Fayose

Posted: Jul 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Valentine Amanze, Lagos



Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Friday, July 24, 2015, carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari over his threat to probe only the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government led by Goodluck Jonathan.

Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public

Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka,  said that the president was merely

“playing to the gallery,” noting that “there is no need announcing the intended probe in the media. Rather, the Federal Government should

just go ahead and carry out the probe.”

The governor, who also counseled the Buhari-led government not to embark on selective probe, added: “From all indications, it is

obvious that the probe they are talking about is targeted at some

people and if activities of anti-graft agencies during the tenure of President Buhari are going to be selective, the president should know

that the world is watching.”

Fayose said that the

consequences of Jonathan’s conducting a credible election

and handing over power to the winner should not be witch-hunt as obviously being done by the Federal Government.

“Nigerians should not be probed on the pages of newspapers. Rather, the anti-graft agencies should do their jobs quietly, diligently and in accordance with the laws of the country, not as dictated by any

individual or political party,” Fayose said.

The governor pointed out: “If there must be any probe, Nigerians want a

general probe, not a probe targeted only at PDP supporters, those who

served in Jonathan’s government and those seen as not agreeing with

the APC positions on the National Assembly.

“However, if what they believed should be done is a selective probe,

those holding power in Abuja now should know that what goes round will

surely come round and it is just a matter of time.”

Fayose also urged President Buhari to pay more

attention to governance, especially the Boko Haram insurgency that has come back strongly taking control of five local government areas in the North East, the rising exchange rates of Dollar; Pound Sterling;

Euro and other foreign currencies and most importantly, he be guided

by the rule of law.

“This is because four years is a very short period and time is already going. Before you sleep and wakeup, four years will be gone and

Nigerians will rate the government based on how well the government

bettered their lives, not how many perceived enemies were hunted with

anti-graft agencies, he said.”

He noted that God was already vindicating Jonathan by elevating

those who worked with him, saying, “As opposition party, APC

disparaged Jonathan and those who worked with him. Now that the party is in power, they are still doing the same, behaving as if the party is still in opposition.

“Ironically, the same people the APC vilified are being elevated at

the world stage. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, who served as Jonathan’s Minister

of Agriculture, is now the African Development Bank (ADB) president

while Arunma Oteh, who was the Director-General of the Security

Exchange Commission (SEC) under Jonathan is reported to have


appointed as the World Bank Vice-President and Treasurer.”