Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has described the celebration
by the federal government over the release of 21 Chibok girls by the
Boko Haram group as a tactic employed by the government to divert the
attention of Nigerians away from the hunger in the country.
made the claim in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area
of Ekiti state on Thursday, October 13 during the inaugurating a block
of four classrooms built for the Erelu Angela Adebayo Children’s Home.
governor, according to Vanguard, called on President Muhammadu Buhari
to address the massive hunger that is killing many people in the
“What they came out today to tell Nigerians that 21
abducted Chibok girls have been released by the Boko Haram group is
diversionary. Nigerians have never had it so bad. People are very
hungry. What they did today is just to divert attention from what they
did last week by clamping judges and justices into detention. While no
one is saying corruption should be condoned, but the due process must be
followed,” he said.
Fayose said the Peoples Democratic Party-led
federal government which was labeled as inept by the opposition did
better than the current administration.
“The exchange rate of the
naira to the dollar is unacceptable. The situation has led to
hyper-inflation where what people used to buy for N30,000 can not be
bought with N100,000?. Look at the elections that have been conducted
since they came to office, all the gains recorded by the previous
government as far as democracy is concerned are being eroded,” he said.
security is number one, they should stop fooling us; our economy must
be urgently addressed because Nigerians voted for the government in
power so that they can enjoy better lives.
“There is hunger
everywhere, many husbands had turned to wives in their families. Nigeria
is hard to live in and we pray that God will change this change for us.
is not good for a government to be catching thieves and kidnappers
everyday while its citizens are hungry. Everybody is now a thief in
Nigeria, we need prayer in Nigeria and we need divine intervention,” he
Fayose said Nigerians are suffering under the APC
government, alleging that the current administration had taken away the
rights of Nigerians.
He accused the Buhari administration of using the report of Chibok girls’ release to cover up the undue arrest of judges.
He said what Nigerians need is food on the table because propaganda does not amount to food on the table for the citizens.