Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has enjoined the Federal Government to beam its searchlight on the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo if it is really serious about the anti corruption fight.
Fayose, in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion aired on AIT said the former presidents wealth before and after he left office where questionable and suspicious.
According to him “I am the longest-serving governor, I’ve served in Obasanjo’s administration. I told everybody, when Obasanjo left prison, did he declare his assets? The library now today, where did the money come from,” he asked. “His house that he built in Abeokuta, where did the money come from? Even Buhari himself, he declared cattle herds and mud houses, he said he doesn’t have money. From which account did the money for the campaign come from?”
Fayose further added that that the present government is being selective in its corruption investigations. He said when it was on record and with verifiable evidence that present friends of the government were part of those who shared money on behalf of former president Obasanjo during his failed third term bid
“During the third-term agenda that money was given to senators and reps, they were given in my state. It is good to Obasanjo to come to the television every day and celebrate himself, or go to prostrate at the villa. Let me tell you expressly, the truth would find all of us out at some point.”
Fayose also used the platform to correct insinuations that he is afraid of the president Quoting Hebrews 13:6,he said he could not be afraid of whatever Buhari could do to him, saying: “…because we have God, we fear not what man would do to us.”
He called on President Buhari to “stop the noise about corruption” and concentrate on the economy,” saying the president seems to have no plan for diversification while investing billions in the search for oil in the north.
According to him President Buhari does not have clue on how to salvage the economy ” he’s still in an analogue stage, he does not have clue about the economy of Nigeria. I’m saying it expressly; the president does not understand (the) economy. “If you understand the economy, you can do everything simultaneously, without rocking the boat”
He advised the government to concentrate on rebuilding the economy rather than its present witch-hunting programme
“My first counsel to the federal government is that he should stop the noise about corruption, he should concentrate on the economy. Rebuild this economy. “You want to diversify, you’re still putting over N100 billion, over N150 billion to exploring oil in the north. It shows a leader that is sectional. When we want to diversify, we diversify the country’s economy, not an economy that is sectional. ”
Fayose also refuted claims made by the federal government on Job creation“If anybody is telling you he can create any jobs in this economy, he is lying. I don’t want to come before this camera and tell Nigerians lies. My wings are clipped financially.” TREE-PLANTING IN EKITI “The only thing I’m trying to do in Ekiti is to make sure I plan trees everywhere, economic trees; in 10 years it would become of great benefit.”