Fayose Blasts Buhari For Asking Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh To Step Down

By Ikenga Chronicles December 14, 2016

Fayose Blasts Buhari For Asking Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh To Step Down

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday took President Muhammadu Buhari to the cleaners for trying to persuade the President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh to concede defeat.

Fayose in a statement signed by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka stated that “A man like Buhari under whom free, fair and credible elections no longer exist lacks moral rights to preach obedience to democratic principles to anyone.”

The statement came barely few hours Buhari arrived Nigeria from Gambia.

Fayose said that former President Goodluck Jonathan, President John Mahama of Ghana and others who have lost elections and conceded defeat were in the best position to intervene in Gambia and not someone like Buhari, who lost election three times and never conceded defeat.

Fayose wondered what Buhari, whose government is desperately moving Nigeria from a multi-party democracy to a one party state, would have told President Jammeh in Gambia on Tuesday.

He said “with what happened in Rivers State last weekend, it is certain that votes of Nigerians will no longer be allowed to count as the APC cabal in the Presidential villa has now assumed the roles of INEC, allocating votes to their party and using security agents to force their will on the people.”

Fayose asked; “Did President Buhari face Jammeh and advised him to accept defeat the way he (Buhari) conceded defeat in 2003, 2007 and 2011 when violence was instigated and several people, including Youth Corp members were killed? Or did Buhari lecture Jammeh to take to democracy at gunpoint, which is now the norm in Nigeria?”

“How can Buhari, who has destroyed the legacy of free, fair and credible elections that was handed over to him, be the one to prevail on someone else to adhere to democratic principles?”

He asked that Buhari should first remove the timber in his eyes before attempting to remove the toothpicks in other peoples’ eyes, describing the President as a physician who cannot heal himself yet is trying to heal others.

The governor said even though President Jammeh behaved dishonourably by reneging on his initial promise to accept defeat, the involvement of President Buhari in the meeting to persuade him to step down was the height of hypocrisy.

The governor said that Nigerians are now more concerned with how to take back their country like the Gambians have done.

“Nigerians are worried about the possibility of Buhari behaving like Jammeh in 2019 after he must have been defeated and that the international community may need a high-powered delegation to pilot this rampaging bull out of Nigerians china shop,” he said.

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