Fayose slams Buhari over “Economy is in bad shape” comment


For admitting that the  economy of the country was in bad shape and
that Nigerians should tighten their belts, immediate past governor of
Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has told President Muhammadu Buhari to
resign and save Nigerians the agony of continuous rule by a clueless
president.

Fayose, who spoke on Saturday, through his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka,
said “in saner climes, a leader, who admitted that he has failed and
passed vote of no confidence on himself won’t be seeking reelection,
he will rather excuse himself and quietly return home.”

He likened President Buhari to a football coach, who kept boasting
that he had the capacity to take a team out of the middle of the
league table to the top three. The coach eventually got the chance to
manage the team three and half years ago only for the team to be
relegated to Division Two less than two years that he took over. The
same coach is now saying the team will be relegated to Division Three
next season and he wants to be retained by the club owner.

The former governor said; “If after spending three and half years as
President, you are still complaining that the economy is in bad shape,
isn’t that a clear indictment on your own govt? If by your own
assessment, you have failed, shouldn’t you just excuse us?”

Fayose, who said it will be disastrous to entrust the existence of
over 200 million Nigerians in the hands of a man who has come out to
admit that he has failed, added that the choice before Nigerians is
between a failed president and Atiku Abubakar, who has proven to be a
better manager of his own private economy and had played prominent
roles in the provision of several millions of direct and indirect jobs
through the telecommunications industry.

“For a President who boasted that he will  clear the North-East of the
Boko Haram insurgents within three months and make live more
meaningful for Nigerians, the signs that he must take a bow and return
home are clear.

“Most importantly, when a President comes out to his people who have
lost over 10 million jobs and are suffering that they should expect
more hardship next year, such a president should be told in plain
language that his time is up.”

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