The Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has described Governor Ayodele Fayose’s recent outburst against President Muhammadu Buhari as a desperate ploy by the governor to escape an impeding justice over his many crimes against the state.
The party regretted that Governor Fayose had chosen to make himself “a virus” to the nation’s peace and stability, adding that his utterances are dangerous and a threat to the security and unity of the country.
Also, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has advised Governor Fayose not to play politics with religion and be mindful of his utterances.
The caution came after Fayose’s allegation against President Buhari of trying to islamise Nigeria by visiting Saudi Arabia. The group gave the advice in a statement by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola,in Ibadan, yesterday.
The statement said that Fayose had failed woefully on his attempt to whip up religious sentiment, saying even a 10-year-old Nigerian child knew the reason for Buhari’s visit to Saudi Arabia.
The APC noted that Fayose’s recent unwarranted outbursts against President Buhari, including allegation that the President wanted to islamise Nigeria, were disgracefuland intended to sway public sympathy in his favour when the law catches up with him over his many alleged crimes against the state.
Fayose, had at a thanksgiving service for the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, accused President Buhari of making subtle moves to make Nigeria an Islamic nation.
Meantime, Governor Fayose has described as worrisome, the silence of President Buhari on the alleged killing of harmless Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen, saying; “wanton murder of over 300 Agatu people of Benue State and the silence of the Federal Government on this genocide is a clear invitation to chaos.”
Decrying the activities of the herdsmen, Fayose said; “Farmlands costing billions of naira have been destroyed in the South-West, South-East and North-Central zones.
One wonders how Nigerians can go back to farming when farmers are losing billions of naira worth of crops to destruction of their farmlands by Fulani herdsmen and the Federal Government is doing nohing about it.”
Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, expressed his sympathy to the victims and their families, adding that the Federal Government must stop playing ostrich to the menace of the Fulani Herdsmen.
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