Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has spoken on the July 14 governorship election and the roles of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu.
The governor dismissed the influence of Buhari in the election, saying he is not the one who feeds the people of Ekiti.
He also attacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi, saying he did nothing for the state as a federal minister.
Fayose, in excerpts of an interview released by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, on Saturday said: “I am known for one thing in this state and will forever be remembered for it.
“I am a man of my word; I want to be remembered like Awolowo and others who have paid their dues. I employed about 6000/7000 during my first tenure. The people are celebrating my courage, my simplicity, my being accessible.
“What opportunities has Fayemi’s being minister brought upon Ekiti in four years? How many people has he used his influence to employ?
“Do we buy bread with Buhari’s name here? If Fayemi understood what Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said about him during their campaign, he would realise the game is up for him. How has Fayemi benefitted Ekiti?
“The little we had is what I have used in turning Ekiti around, what can Fayemi point to as his project in Ikere?
“The Mugbagba area of Ado-Ekiti that we beautified is being littered with sacrifices from Fayemi and his people, what did he do in Ado? If anyone is coming out to criticise the good work we have done here, it should not be Fayemi because he has no record here. Non of my aides should dignify them with any response anymore.
“If not that Fayemi is shameless, he would have kept quiet. Can you imagine a former governor saying our teachers came first in NECO because they bought questions from the exam authorities.
“All your strategies at pre-loading and ballot stuffing have been exposed. I have most of your plans here on my phone, as God liveth, you will fail woefully. The last of you will be 14/15 July, 2018. You have forgotten that the power of the people is greater than those in power.
“Instead of telling people what you will do, you are busy destroying the reputation of our teachers. You will fail!