INTERVIEW: Buhari’s govt. will go down if he confronts me — Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state
Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state

In this first part of a no-holds-barred interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Josiah Oluwole in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, speaks about his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari, and other matters.

PT: You have been in office for over one year now? How has it been? What difference have you made in the lives of Ekiti people?

Fayose: You will recall that I am a second term governor and I must have come with some level of experience otherwise we will be in a very serious and a very terrible situation as a government. This is beside the fact that the economy of the state under the last administration was not impressive. The handling of the economy and other things that happened created a lot of challenges for this administration. I employed a strategy to be transparent and took time to engage the people. When you engage the people in the running of your government, it would leave no room for stories and fifth columnists. You will have the people defend you in the event of any misinformation. The other issue that we cannot ignore is the financial inabilities facing my government as a result of the borrowings of the last administration. One, Ekiti earns about the least in Nigeria. Again, Ekiti has low level internally-generated revenue. When you put all this together, it is not an easy run for the government.

The last administration took two sets of loans – the loan from commercial bank and the bond. The bond was for N25billion and the commercial loan was for N31billion, aside from unpaid salaries. These, put together, have handicapped the government from functioning. But it is not enough to tell stories because we told the Ekiti people that we have answers to these problems, so we have to face it. After explaining the cause of the situation to the people, we still have to find solution to the problems. We reduced the size of government. We had about 34 permanent secretaries heading MDAs. We had to cut it down to 25. Of the 25, we have statutory boards like the Teaching Service Commission, Local Government Service Commission, the Civil Service Commission, etc. They are boards you cannot run like the regular ministries. Cutting the size of government and being realistic is important. Before you do that, you have to be an example. You have to run government like your personal business in terms of the fact you have to feel the pains as an individual in order to win the trust of the people.

We ensured the blockage of all wastages. Even at that, the nose-diving of the allocation that comes to the state is another challenge. Between January to October 2014 when (former governor) Fayemi was here and January to October 2015, we had a shortfall of about N11billion of what accrued to the state within the space of 10 months. That made it uneasy for us to run the government. Within the ambit of this, we need to maintain the payment of salaries. One of the things that can cause the downfall of any government is when you cannot pay the wages of your workers or issues that tend to mortgage the future of workers.

PT: Are the Ekiti people following you in the austere measures you are introducing at the moment?

Fayose: The working class is the pulse of the people because the political class is seen as political heads. When you pay salaries it goes down to the commoners. The man that get his wages will have to get his food in the market, he will have to buy pepper, he will buy fuel and all that and in turn the economy expands and the people are reached. One of my strategies is to bring the workers together and declare the earnings of government every month. There is a document from Abuja that says this is your earnings. I give it to them. The state wage bill is supposed to be N2.6 billion but what we got was N1.375 billion.

That is about half. They know that this government is transparent. I make public announcement. I declare the assets of government. The standing committee of the labour, the NUJ, and all that, come together and I ask them to look into the balance and see how we can pay wages. Actually, if they see that what you earn is not up to what you will pay, they know that it is not the fault of the governor. But what we try to do is to ensure that whatever comes is used judiciously for the benefit of everybody. So communication is important. Many people do not know the purpose of the austere measures. They don’t know the price of oil. They only know the status of their stomachs and so you have to educate them. My style is a government that is in tune with everybody. I am a governor that goes to everywhere and every home. I call the different segments of the society and intimate them. They are happy and they know I am giving my best.

PT: What differences can you spot between your first tenure in office and now?

Fayose: Let me tell you this that it is on record that I took over government in 2003 when the economy was at its lowest ebb. Workers were owed salaries. I recall that I paid all the salaries. At my departure I left over N10billion in the coffers of government. We spent N1.14billion as part of contribution for the recapitalization of Wema Bank, among the states of Oodua. And in the entire tenure, I did not borrow a dime to run the state. Far reaching projects that touched the lives of the Ekiti people were carried out under my government. Forget about politics of blackmail and all the noise. There was no road in Ekiti that was dualised before my coming in 2003. I had to summon courage to demolish houses and pay compensation. I did Ikere to Ado-Ekiti, from Ado-Ekiti up till the state hospital. I did Irona, that is, Mathew Street junction up to Ilawe. I was the one that did Adebowo to the police headquarters. I built the Governor’s Office, the fire station. I built the popular Ayo Fayose Market. Even if you don’t like my face, you have to call that market. I built the road from Ikere to Igbara-Odo, from Igbara-Odo to Ikogosi, from Ikogosi to Aramoko, from Aramoko to Efun-Alaye, and from Ado to Afao. I recall that I built the road from Afao to Ire, and so on. I did a lot you cannot forget so soon.

PT: Why are you not able to do the same now?

Fayose: We are doing our best within available resources. We just dualised Awodele and we are doing many more. But it is more challenging now because of the debt profile of our state. We are going to continue to service it until the year 2036. It is more challenging. They have committed the state so badly. If I come here and tell you that it is not challenging I will be deceiving you. The difference is that we are carrying the people along so they can understand where we have found ourselves. Up till the time the bailout (funds) provided the leeway, it was not easy at all.

PT: Your brand of politics is that of controversy. You cut an impression of a very controversial personality. You raised a lot of controversies in your first tenure leading to your impeachment and now it is almost the same, why is it so?

Fayose: I am like that. Everybody is peculiar. You become an issue when you are not a conformist. I am a very clear person. The style in Nigeria and the world over is to lie. It is to do a make- belief. It is to deceive the people. It is to promise change, when you know it is only a “one chance” promise. I am not a man like that. I am not a perfect man, but the path of a righteous man is always a challenge. They know that l represent light. Let me explain to you – have you ever seen in Nigeria where any man will leave office in those challenging situations and will come back again, eight years exactly. I was forced out of government at gunpoint under the Obasanjo administration on the 16th of October 2006. I came back on the 16th of October 2014, exactly eight years. Analysts told me that I took oath of office at exactly the same minute. Let me tell you the truth. There is a way truth catches up with people and there is a way posterity judges you right. Posterity is judging me right because I have dominated the politics of Ekiti State in the last 15 years. Nobody can controvert that. The denominator in politics is the people, not propaganda. If the people can say this man come back in a falling state…I am the issue in Ekiti politics and by extension Nigerian politics. I am the longest serving Nigerian governor. I served in the Obasanjo administration. I was in the same tenure with (Bola) Tinubu, with (Adamu) Mu’azu and others. I was in the same administration with former President Goodluck Jonathan and am now in Buhari administration.  I am a major force, I am a factor; you cannot ignore me. If you ignore me, it is at your own peril.

PT: You just mentioned that you were forced out of office under the Obasanjo administration…..

Fayose: (Cuts in) I don’t want you to ask that question yet. I just want to round this one off. I want you to take note. I am the first Nigerian governor to defeat two incumbent governors at two different attempts, landslide. I did not only defeat them, I defeated them in their homes, in their wives’ bedrooms, in their sitting room, everywhere. They were badly defeated. They have all the forces, they have all the money, and they have the contacts. It shows with all the noise, all the controversies, I am the issue there. I served in the south west 12 years ago, and with all due respect to all my former colleagues, I am still a factor and a force they cannot forget in Nigerian history. All politics are local. Without this fact that I am strong at home, nobody will remember me today. I defeated Adeniyi Adebayo; I defeated Kayode Fayemi and they all came together to face me and by the grace of God, I defeated them. That shows you that this man has a backing beyond normal. Let me tell you – it is not easy. They cannot come out to say why is my “wife” beating me all the time? They can only come out to cover their tracks. They are not on ground here. In Nigerian politics I only say the truth. They took me to EFCC for eight years. I was detained in Ikoyi prison for 45 days. My wife was detained for 33 days and I won all litigations against them. They went to harass my wife at home and I got judgment against them for N10 million. They went to the Court of Appeal, I defeated them. They went to Supreme Court, I defeated them. I am waiting to collect my money from them now. You see you cannot get it more right than I am getting it. Whether you like me or you don’t like me, it is either you like or you hate. I too I don’t like you if you don’t like me. I am not sorry for you. I told Nigerians that they should not vote for Buhari and that Buhari will not do well. My name is Ayo Fayose. He will not do well. The attitude of a man can only be corrected when you are still young. The older you get….

PT: Your Excellency let me guide you….

Fayose: (Cuts in again) Don’t guide me…the older you get, you will continue to exhibit your traits. That is why I told you Buhari is a dictator; he can never lead a people or a government without being dictatorial. Ask another question.

PT: Why have you been frontal in your attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government?

Fayose: You see, the power of Buhari is not more than to kill somebody. He can send soldiers to you to come and kill you but people will know that the killing is not normal. It must be a high-wired killing. I am not afraid of him. The power of Buhari is not more than you go and lock somebody up. I am not afraid of him. I am not in the calibre of politicians who are saying, ‘ah don’t let me die o! Don’t let my mother die o,! You don’t take the inheritance of your father if you are not sure you are ready to take it. I am not in that category. Most noble men today have gone underground for fear of the unknown. And in times like this, when you train a lion, when you keep a lion in your family house, those of you promoting that lion will end up in his stomach one day. The same thing we were telling Obasanjo that time. We said Obasanjo was a dictator. Obasanjo consumed most of them who were promoting him that time. I have never minced words, before the campaign…I am not a sycophant to say that it was after Buhari became president that I started praising or talking against him.. I started from day one.

I was 24 years old when Buhari was head of state of Nigeria. We were daily being beaten in Ibadan when we queued up for essential commodities. I remembered how he stopped import duties and did a lot of things damaging to the economy, the same way he is still doing it today. God raised Joseph at a given time. God raised Moses to warn Pharaoh of the consequences of his leadership, until he perished. I have said it clearly that any attempt to confront me and attack my government will bring Buhari’s government down. My name is Ayo Fayose, I mean every word I am saying. As powerful as God has made the snail, he warned the snail to beware of salt. God gave the snail a protected shield behind him and told him to crawl all over the world, but warned him to be mindful of salt. I am salt. He should be mindful of me. It doesn’t matter his might, we have seen presidents before. We were here when Obasanjo was here. We were here when other presidents came and we will still be here when he will leave. I am not a coward. Call me controversial if you like. Men that will make history will be very controversial. Courageous people will be controversial. The bible makes it very clear that the righteous will be as bold as a lion.

PT: You talked very courageously and when men do that they always have some backbone or alternative power support, what is yours?

Fayose: Let me tell you the truth, the bible says before we were born, we were known by God even in the womb of our mother. Today this is the way God has made me. Anybody can trace my background, my father and the kind of family I come from. I have God’s backing, and above all, I have a wonderful wife, a woman of God. Aside that those who put their faith in the Lord, they can never be denied. We cannot all be in the same party. We cannot all be afraid. There must be one or two of us who will be very conscious in very bad weather. So I don’t have alternative medicine. I only have God.

PT: So having said much about the Buhari’s person, what is your assessment of the administration in the last seven months?

Fayose: I am not impressed. I am not impressed. Buhari administration has shown the hallmark of a very vindictive leader. Let us reflect carefully on Jonathan. A leader needs all the peace to run a country. Part of the hallmark of a good leader is to be able to rally everybody in times like this. Look back. Jonathan was magnanimous. He could have said I am a sitting president and cause the country headache, but he did not do that. He willingly relinquished power because of the overall interest of the country. Instead of Buhari coming…….you begin to vilify everybody. You begin to do factional pursuance of the fight against corruption. It doesn’t work like that. Go and look at Buhari’s antecedent. I stand to be corrected. It doesn’t matter how many people are feeding under him now, I can always tell you that those who are rearing this lion will end up in his stomach. There is nothing new in governance. We were young here before. We were kids, we became boys, we became men and we became average aged men now. We know that the rate at which Buhari is going, he is going to destroy this country.

There is no hiding place for dictators. The only thing binding us together in this country is the constitution. How can the president begin to incarcerate and take away people’s rights because you are president today? It’s not right. That era is gone. I was listening to the president on the television. He said somebody stole and some people are somewhere suffering. Is the president now a law unto himself? Is he a judge in his own matter? For every matter you in the executive find wrong, you present it to the judiciary? Why would you judge them on the television? That’s not right. Let me give you an instance, this young man in South Africa that was said to have killed his girlfriend. He was granted bail. He killed. Everything the law says you are entitled to bail. If you say no, you are a dictator. Imagine somebody that you locked up, gave several charges, the court gave conditions for bail, he met the conditions, he came out, and you rearrested him. Those who are promoting this lion will end up in his stomach.

PT: You have recalled your forceful removal from office through the use of federal might. You have also described Buhari as a vindictive person. Don’t you envisage a repeat of the 2006 experience where the president organized your removal if you continue your attacks?

Fayose: If nobody had done anything against me at that time, maybe I would not be as visible as I am now. Everything works together for good. You may have power, you may use power, but there is a certain beginning for a man and there is a certain end. Again as I told you, the worst of situation is death, I am not afraid of that. The more you pursue me, the more you will run into trouble. Don’t forget that after nine years my removal was upturned by the tongue-lashing of the justices of the Supreme Court against my adversaries. It doesn’t matter what you suffer today because you are saying the truth. Those who stood by the truth in the bible excelled in the long run. The story of Joseph is fresh in our memories. The story of Daniel is fresh in our memories. Nothing lasts forever, I am not afraid of Buhari.

PT: You have consistently criticized Buhari for his lopsided fight against corruption. Does the recent arrest of his associate, Jafaru Isa by the EFCC not change your opinion on his anti-corruption fight?

Fayose: That is cosmetic. They should tell us the account where he paid that money. I read in papers today that they will not release Olisa Metuh until he pays. So if the man says I have a right to be heard in court to defend myself, you will force me to go and pay. It was in the days of Obasanjo that you believe you can incarcerate people for as long as you want because you want them to even lie against themselves. That Jafaru or Kafaru or whatever you call his name…you can’t cover your tracks. The fact that he returned N100million – does that mean he cannot be charged to court. Everybody is still in the face of the law, innocent. You know, they will be searching for my name now to find out whether Fayose’s name is in that scandal. I am here, I can’t go anywhere. This country is our home, our father’s land. God has produced me at this time for his purpose and I am telling them to do whatever they like but I am going higher.

This is not my stopping point. No matter the persecution, I will remain resolute. You fight corruption within the ambits of the law. You don’t take away human rights. Taking away human rights and trampling on the constitution and the rights of people is worse than corruption. If you look very closely at what the law says. The law says it is better for nine bad people to be set free than for one innocent person to suffer. People should be given the benefit of the doubt. When you were reading my story in the papers those days with headlines like ‘Ayo Fayose stole N1.3billion’ ‘Ayo Fayose carted away poultry project money’…… I am the one still sitting down here as governor of Ekiti State without apologies to them. I’m still alive when the Supreme Court gave this judgment. It is fair to give people fair hearing. Most of the people that fought against me that time are now my friends. They have seen the light. They have realized that what they did to me was most unnecessary. God fights the battle of the man that believes in the truth.

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  • Jika

    A law abiding Governor that organizes thugs to beat up a judge.A ‘Godly’ man that publicly wishes his political opponent death.A man with ‘impeccable’family background that publicly demeans his old mother by telling the world she wears diapers.An executive Governor that is so uncouth in his utterances.A ‘democrat’ that asks civil servants to kneel down and beg for their jobs because they came late to work.A ‘believer’ in democracy that is ‘alleged’to use Generals to rig election.Buhari will not give in to your provocative acts or utterances.However,you cup will certainly be full one day.Untill then,keep on deluding yourself while other Governors and the President are thinking of how to take the country out the mess that you and your fellow travelers have put it in the last 16 years.

    • Oladipupo

      U’ve said it all…….God bless u. He speaks of tyranny forgetting how he used soldiers, hoodlums and the police to prevent the lawmakers from doing their jobs which prevented his impeachment. He also recently passed the budget without involving the State lawmakers in the approval. What happened to due process? No checks and balance. The lawmakers are his puppets because he a pointed them all. They all kick his ass. He is the true dictator. What a hypocrite!

    • Burning Spear

      Fayose is a saint compared to agberos like Fashola ati Buhari and Tinubu of Osun state—–thieves who should spend the rest of their thieving lives with buhari in jail

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Ekiti State PDP governor,Ayodele Fayose,may continue to attack president Muhammadu Buhari,policies as his days in the Ekiti State governor,s villa are numbered.Ayo Faose,was impeached from office as Ekiti State governor in 2006.He is lousy and already ruined his own image nationwide.No remakable achievement to date in Ekiti State except distributing os rice kongos and pure water and N1000 naira stomach infrastructure.He is a candidate for EFCC cell at the end.

    • All Trust

      Fayose is a real hero. Nothing will happen to him. Fayose will finish his term in Ekiti as governor in the coolest way. Lets bet it. Buhari has no case with Fayose. Fayose has the right to criticize Buhari govt, there is nothing wrong about that.

    • REDEEM

      He is more respected Nationwide than thief Tinubu whom we do not even know where he hails from in Nigeria-

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu=

    • Festus

      Is it not the same governor running helter sketter when he was about to be impeached by the State House Assembly. Begging this same Buhari to intervene? Hmm. Fayose, remember a Yoruba proverb that says that it is not only rain that drives one inside the hut, the sun also does o. Pls tread softly. Yorubas are known for their respect for elders. You surely will leave your position one day. Follow the worthy path of people who have held exalted positions before.

  • Sanmi Falae

    Is this an interview or a monologue about Mr Buhari by Ayo Fayose? Ayo Fayose should leave Mr Buhari out of his personal woes. Did Mr Buhari ask him to rig elections etc etc etc etc?

  • Benny

    This is the hero of our time. The hailing hailers can continue to live with their delusions. Ayo Fayose, may the Almighty God continue to bless and protect you from these demagogues that are currently littering our political space. You are the pulse of the nation. a

    • Rommel

      Even the devil has people that worship it so why should I be surprised at your post here?

  • Omooba A

    Could someone please tell me how this man won an election, I mean any election? Oh, I forgot, army ‘arrangee’. I only read one of his responses above – answer to the question on his constant ‘harassment’ of the president. His response is all over the place but never to the point. This governor must be under some influence as no sane person should answer questions as he did above. Someone in that state should please call this man to order, give him some English lesson and brush up his personality before he face the press again. For Ekiti, The ‘Center of knowledge’ with all its PhDs to vote for this type of person as the governor is disheartening. You don’t have to be a PhD to be a good governor, a former Brazil president was less educacted than Fayose but was smart enough to turn the economic of his country to what it is today. This governor if not the worst, he will be ranked among the less mannered and tyrannical governors in the history of the country.

    • Jika

      On point.God bless you plenty!!!!!!!

    • IZON Redeemer

      The electorates voted for him-Fayose—–abi did u not read the interview to the end? Happily he did not like Buhari import 5 year old kids from Chad , Niger Republic, Mali and Burkina Faso to come and vote for him–Or had the CIA—in the USA- and the American Ambassador impose his will on Jega—by forcing him to announce Buhari as the president———————Buhari never won an election in Nigeria—-The election was rigged and re-rigged for him–by Tinubu-ati the CIA——————–In Kano alone 1.9m registered voters, WERE SAID TO HAVE voted for Buhari—SEE WHY THE REC HAD—TO BE BURNT ALIVE IN HIS HOUSE BY BUHARI?–Not one of the 1.9m REGISTERED VOTTERS IN KANO fell sick————–all the 1.9m humans voted for Buhari—how is that possible’? See why Buhari is busy stealing budgets ati my oil MONEY AT NIGHT at night-?

      • Omooba A

        And Fayose won all the elections in Ekiti, abi? His case is like the kettle calling the pot black. If GEJ have any chance of winning somewhere else but Otueke, he will still be around to prevent the current expose on this government. If Fayose have proofs to bring this government down, what is he waiting for? Command from god or when EFCC handcuffed him and put him jail for his past and present crimes? He is an empty drum that made too much noise for those who listen. His term in Ekiti is coming to an end very soon and all the noises are something to boast with other inmates when serving his jail term.

      • Rommel

        It is on record at least with the NPC that Kano is the most populous state in Nigeria seconded only by Lagos as both have over 10 million residents and yet Kano gave 1.9 M votes to APC in the last election, so where from Delta state with 4 million population and giving PDP 1.3 million votes,do you have conscience?

    • Festus

      E hard meeeeeeeeo! In a civilized world, this illiterate governor called Fayose should be cooling off in the gulag.fayose should know that what goes around comes around and you will sooner than later earn your disrespect from your citizens God willing! The President of a Nation is your President, hate him or like him! And I just wonder why you keep attacking Buhari. I’m not concerned much though if Fayose can relate to her biological mother and her pampers, I wonder who this born illiterate ‘Governor Miss Road’ cannot insult!! Talking as if he was not even rigged in as governor!!! You should bury your head in Shame mr Governor!!

      • Omooba A

        That is the dividend of democracy. During his last stint as governor, OBJ was in charge and they were in the same party and he was still impeached for corruption and case pending at EFCC. This time around, he is in opposition party but he should know that there is limit to his freedom of speech. As long as he has not misspoken about the president, or threatening him, he’s free to his opinion. All his antics are prelude to the final report from the army that EFCC and the court may be involved and are not favorable to him. By being the basket-mouth for PDP, he thinks he is tough, have an ace card against the current government and could use that to blackmail the establishment. Unfortunately for people like him, it is all talk and nothing to back it up. When the chicken come home to roost, he will be meekest jailbird in the country.

  • Truthometer

    Fayose is the greatest mistake in Ekiti polity. Ekitikete, are you missing Fayemi yet?

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu/

      • Truthometer

        In your imagination!

  • babalola

    I think the people of Ekiti deserve what they are getting but Fayose does not know one thing, the people are now crying but he keeps on deceiving himself that the majority are with him. He can never be a good Governor because he doesn’t have what it takes ans always looking for scapegoat

    • delta K

      Yoruba coward follow the brave lion Fayose out of your Thiefnubu cowardness

      • SAM .A

        When you finish sniffing your stuff and your delusion clears off , you will know Fowlyose is indeed the coward ,You hide in Youbaland and call them coward , when there is upheaval you are the first to go and hide in the hole in creek like Tompolo. Ask your father to tell you the story of Adekunle Benjamin the Black Scorpion.

    • Burning Spear

      Only Monkey brained human beings can post such childish comments -Besides, quietly tell us how Fayose attempted to scapegoat any in the entire interview-or Nigeria or u just bass off—with your dirty smelly thoughts–against one of the greatest living Yoruba Nationalist after Awo! At least we know the hole-the village he hails from in Ekiti-state—Unlike Tinubu–the leader of APC—-whom we suspect hails from Togo¨! Carry on carrying on for all the sincere God fearing hearts love your courage-Only a donkey will sing the praise of a monster like Buhari——- Cheers

  • chiemex

    FAYOSE, Brilliant as always, Courageous as always!

    • nick

      just as Olisa Metuh the parrot

  • Rommel

    And they call this interview? how did Ekiti sink this low? no strategic thinking from this element,only God this and that, what sort of low life is this?

  • Maria

    “As powerful as God has made the snail, he warned the snail to beware of salt.” This motor park tout is a clown.

    • ogechi

      Abeg hep me ask him how powerful is a Snail

    • persona

      So if he is salt, Buhari is the very rain that will wash him away.
      He said he is not impressed BUT the very bail out by Buhari is what has given his state respite….he generates so much noise that makes rational thing almost impossible.
      He would not let the reporter ask relevant questions where his ego will be punctured, he did do the agric scam and I can confront him because he came to ask for chicken from a source I will not disclose and they did tell him no.
      The man is a scam artist, he is currently using the people to amortize himself against the impending doom.
      He had recently discarded them after the judgement which was tele-guided by GEJ and went into land grabbing mode.
      How can a state that cant pay wages decide to build an airport?
      He did say his people don’t know the price of oil, how then will the airport benefit them?
      Ekiti people are predominantly farmers, he has grabbed their lands and called their bluff.
      My advise to Fayose is that another October is around the corner for his exit, he should shut up and drive.

  • SAM .A

    PMB is going up and up , he is executing the mandate majority of Nigeria gave him , kill corruption before it kills Nigeria , take all stolen money back for development . How will a Danfo coductor governor, from a poor state run counter to the wish of majority of Nigerians . I bet you Fowlyose you are the one going down , most likely you will end up in the lowest part of the jail , underground cell where Metuh your brother left few days ago , “Omode to bu iroko to wehin , komo pe ojo na ko ni iroko pani”
    As soon as your immunity expires , you will face your destiny. All those Okada riders , thugs and the starved teachers who has been taken chickens from you will turn back and ask for your cruxifiction.

  • ogechi

    Fayose!!,the empty Vessel making the loudest Noise!!!

  • Maria

    Fayose where are Omisore and Koro?

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu,

      • Maria

        No…he is an angel.

      • nick

        Not a saint !Fayose is your God!

  • Kickboxer

    ALMAJIRIZATION OF SOUTH WEST MINDSET:

    Hey Fayose….your people are habitual liars and hypocrites. You do not belong there. Or should I state rather that Ekiti people do not belong to that land that have turned into a DEN of LIARS, half-truth follows, “southern almajiris & technically intelligentsia,” & deceitful Fulani-bamboozled minions. Oh….what shall friends of SW do to save them from the ongoing ALMAJIRIZATION PROGRAM…….the smaller in population Ijaw nation has FREED themselves, forever, from the ALMAJIRIZATION PROGRAM……..

    hey folks, truth hurts!!! Do not blame the messenger….look aroundooo

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu’;

      • Kickboxer

        agree completely…Ekiti State qualified by their actions to be accepted as an honorary member of SE/SS states

  • Kuku

    This man has developed permanent mental disability. His mental insanity has reached the point of no return. No amount of medications will reverse it. It has gone intractable. This is a case study for the psychiatrists.

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu’

    • REDEEM

      Have u ever said anything sensible in your rotten miserable, hate filled demons serving spirit led life? In spite of being saved from the hands of death during the Nigerian civil war? Monkey

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    I Am Worried PDP May Take Over Govt Again – Buhari.

    President Buhari has expressed worry over the lingering leadership crisis among members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the National Assembly.
    Speaking on “Good Morning Nigeria”, a programme aired on NTA, on Monday, the president said he did not want to be seen as interferring in the internal affairs of another branch of government.

    • TrueNja

      PDP is gone forever. No Jupiter can exhume PDP grave.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    Warn am oooo, tell am ooooo warn am oooo, trouble no good ooo, di thing wey in broda OLESA METUHTUH do with im mouth before dey catch am , this is what Fayole Pero dey do now, maybe he don forget say impunity is no more, if the SENATE PRESIDENT can be docked in court, who is a governor, very soon he will be invited by EFCC, about what he was given during election. WARN AM OOOOO, TELL AM OOOO WARN AM OOOO TROUBLE NO GOOD OOOOOO.

  • thisnigeria

    If things were running well before the advent of Buhari, may be Fayose would have had a point. But the country was on its knees and what did Fayose expect Buhari to do? People actually died because of the corrupt government but since Fayose was not affected, he could not care less and yet he claims to be right with God. And by the way, what was Jonathan supposed to do when he lost the election? I do not think he has done any one any favour by handing over to the winner except “the only one with God, Fayose”. Very nauseating!

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu.

      • thisnigeria

        In your own reckoning. But why did you lump Buhari and Tinubu together any ways? Whatever…..

  • Ayodele Fayose is trying to curry public sympathy. He is not the legitimate occupier of that office and maybe that is why he is pontificating about rectitude and respect for the rule of law.
    Ayodele fayose has forgotten that immunity is not going to last forever and one day he is going to pay for the consequences of his actions.
    Ayodele Fayose would always excoriate the PMB government because he has always been opposed to PMB and has never hidden his disdain for PMB right from the pre-election era.
    How mortifying to see someone who holds such exalted office to go about degrading the office of the presidency!
    Ayodele Fayose is the burden of Ekiti- an anathema to the so-called ‘fountain of knowledge.’

    • chiemex

      Fayose is a saint compared to the likes Buhari and Tinubu

      • Maria

        You people why dont you have shame?

    • Burning Spear

      Why does Fayose need to curry the sympathy of Nigerians–what for—is he due for a mental hospital like Buhari? Your threats can never work against Fayose—–Never—rather it is your dirty stinking smelly conscience, if u have any, that is troubling your luciferic soul, that will burn in hell. The Respect for the Rule of Law–is more of a Spirit led thing. A God fearing obligation to society ati the judiciary than anything else—-The founding fathers of the United Nations, perhaps had monsters like Buhari in Mind, when that phrase was coined and introduced into our status books to guide the judiciary—-Buhari has never respected the Rule of Law in his thieving life–never-“Was Buhari not the person who refused to appear b4 the late Oputa Panel to defend his theft of 2.8b? Now we have another $5.6b mnissing again in NNPC which we know Buhari stole again-Besides, Buhari refused to release Pa Ajasin who was freed from all the fake corrupt allegation this same Buhari manufactured against him- twice?-Buhari refused to to allow him and late governor of Edo state-Ambrose Ali–go home—Sadly for us, both of them died weeks after IBB freed them from the Gulag of Buhari—Instead of u to back a great mind like Fayose–u are here behaving like the uisual mosquito that u are, supporting the evil in Buhari————-Animals

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    UK Financial Times Calls ‘Buharinomics’ the Height of Foolishness,

    Leading international business publication, The Financial Times UK has described the economic policies of the Buhari administration as the ‘height of foolishness’.
    Steve Johnson, Deputy editor of the FT’s EM Squared section wrote
    “Copying Venezuela’s exchange rate policy and China’s failed equity market strategy might seen the height of foolishness.
    “Low oil prices are battering Nigeria’s export-dependent economy, but it’s the government’s market-distorting response that risks pushing the country into a Venezuela-style crisis,” Mr Ashbourne says.

  • Burning Spear

    @Bela———–Why does Fayose need to curry the sympathy of Nigerians–what for—is he due for a mental hospital like Buhari? Your threats can never work against Fayose—–Never—rather it is your dirty stinking smelly conscience, if u have any, that is troubling your luciferic soul, that will burn in hell. The Respect for the Rule of Law–is more of a Spirit led thing. A God fearing obligation to society ati the judiciary than anything else—-The founding fathers of the United Nations, perhaps had monsters like Buhari in Mind, when that phrase was coined and introduced into our status books to guide the judiciary—-Buhari has never respected the Rule of Law in his thieving life–never-“Was Buhari not the person who refused to appear b4 the late Oputa Panel to defend his theft of 2.8b? Now we have another $5.6b missing in NNPC which we know Buhari must have stolen again-Besides, Buhari refused to release Pa Ajasin who was freed from all the fake corrupt allegation this same monster manufactured against him- twice?-Buhari refused to allow him and late governor of Edo state-Ambrose Ali–go home—Sadly for us, both of them died weeks after IBB, freed them from the Gulag of Buhari—Instead of u to back a great mind like Fayose–u are here behaving like the uisual mosquito that u are in this forum, supporting the evil in Buhari——-Animals–

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    UK Financial Times Calls ‘Buharinomics’ the Height of Foolishness,

    Leading international business publication, The Financial Times UK has described the economic policies of the Buhari administration as the ‘height of foolishness’.
    Steve Johnson, Deputy editor of the FT’s EM Squared section wrote
    “Copying Venezuela’s exchange rate policy and China’s failed equity market strategy might seen the height of foolishness.
    “Low oil prices are battering Nigeria’s export-dependent economy, but it’s the government’s market-distorting response that risks pushing the country into a Venezuela-style crisis,” Mr Ashbourne says.

    • excel

      Premium times has been invaded by animal. You will soon go back to your cage. Pathetic soul

      • Kickboxer

        says a “southern almajiri & technically intelligentsia”…those wey even NAMA pass them get sense

  • Rommel

    The tragicomedy of Ekiti,too bad,how the mighty are fallen,Ekiti that used to pride itself as being home to the most educated people in Yoruba land now being governed by a motor park operator,it’s a shame

    • PAY BACK TIME

      SHUT UP MUMU—In 2011, Tinubu was hailed for cutting his nose to spite his face. The PDP nominated his kinswoman, Mulikat Akande, as Speaker of the National Assembly. However, Tinubu conspired with recalcitrant PDP party-members to frustrate the plans of their party for his South-west homestead. Instead, he engineered the election of Sokoto’s Aminu Tambuwal, an APC wolf in PDP sheep’s clothing, as Speaker.In 2015, Tinubu received payback for these shenanigans again to the detriment of his native South-West. The same Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto he schemed into the position of Speaker in 2011, repaid Tinubu by frustrating his efforts to install his Lagos acolyte, Femi Gbajabiamila, as Speaker in 2015. Taking a leaf straight out of Tinubu’s 2011 playbook, Tambuwal conspired with opposition PDP members to install another Northern PDP turncoat, Yakubu Dogara, as Speaker.
      Tinubu’s comeuppance here is particularly savage because it was actually Gbajabiamila who reportedly convinced Tinubu that Tambuwal would readily act as traitor to his PDP party in 2011. It is therefore veritable poetic justice that the same Tambuwal became an equally ready tool of the PDP in the frustration of Gbajabiamila’s ambitions and the interests of Tinubu and the APC in 2015.
      Moreover, Tinubu was repaid for his 2011 manipulations with interest. The same treachery employed to Tinubu’s political disadvantage in the House was also duplicated in the Senate. Bukola Saraki, another PDP turncoat, refused to abide by the dictates of APC Central, firmly controlled by Tinubu’s ACN. He snatched the position of Senate President without official APC approval, but with the support of the opposition PDP. So doing, he sidelined both Tinubu’s first-choice of George Akume, as well as his second-choice of Ahmed Lawan…

  • Truth Sayer

    No question on the murder of Daramola???????

  • Kickboxer

    ALMAJIRIZATION OF SOUTH WEST MINDSET:

    Hey Fayose….your people are habitual liars and hypocrites. You do not belong there. Or should I state rather that Ekiti people do not belong to that land that have turned into a DEN of LIARS, half-truth follows, “southern almajiris & technically intelligentsia,” & deceitful Fulani-bamboozled minions. Oh….what shall friends of SW do to save them from the ongoing ALMAJIRIZATION PROGRAM…….the smaller in population Ijaw nation has FREED themselves, forever, from the ALMAJIRIZATION PROGRAM……..

    hey folks, truth hurts!!! Do not blame the messenger….look aroundooo

    • excel

      WHEN God want to destroy someone, foolishness will be the first problem that will befall him. Fayose will self destroyed himself.

      • Kickboxer

        yesoooo…..your thinking shows you are a member of “technically intelligentsia.” If Fayose self-destroy himself what about the great people of Ekiti? Son of two mumus, would the people self-destruct? As I said, quota- system graduates are here with us….mssh

  • delbod

    Make no mistake about it , Fayose may quote thousands of bible and Koran verses to support and cover his past evil acts. But I am fully convinced he was brought back into power by God to be exposed and be punished for his sins. Just look at the example of Ekitigate which ordinarily should have gone with the judgment of the Supreme court, but up to now refuse to go.
    But in 3 years from now everyone of us will know why God brought him back to the government house . “You can only deceive dome people at some times ; but you cannot deceive all people at all times”.

  • PAY BACK

    In 2011, Tinubu was hailed for cutting his nose to spite his face. The PDP nominated his kinswoman, Mulikat Akande, as Speaker of the National Assembly. However, Tinubu conspired with recalcitrant PDP party-members to frustrate the plans of their party for his South-west homestead. Instead, he engineered the election of Sokoto’s Aminu Tambuwal, an APC wolf in PDP sheep’s clothing, as Speaker.
    In 2015, Tinubu received payback for these shenanigans again to the detriment of his native South-West. The same Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto he schemed into the position of Speaker in 2011, repaid Tinubu by frustrating his efforts to install his Lagos acolyte, Femi Gbajabiamila, as Speaker in 2015. Taking a leaf straight out of Tinubu’s 2011 playbook, Tambuwal conspired with opposition PDP members to install another Northern PDP turncoat, Yakubu Dogara, as Speaker.
    Tinubu’s comeuppance here is particularly savage because it was actually Gbajabiamila who reportedly convinced Tinubu that Tambuwal would readily act as traitor to his PDP party in 2011. It is therefore veritable poetic justice that the same Tambuwal became an equally ready tool of the PDP in the frustration of Gbajabiamila’s ambitions and the interests of Tinubu and the APC in 2015.
    Moreover, Tinubu was repaid for his 2011 manipulations with interest. The same treachery employed to Tinubu’s political disadvantage in the House was also duplicated in the Senate. Bukola Saraki, another PDP turncoat, refused to abide by the dictates of APC Central, firmly controlled by Tinubu’s ACN. He snatched the position of Senate President without official APC approval, but with the support of the opposition PDP. So doing, he sidelined both Tinubu’s first-choice of George Akume, as well as his second-choice of Ahmed Lawan.

    • Kekedu

      Old story… you’re not current.

      • great Fayose

        See why Nigerians are fumbling—no sense of history——————with their dead brain cells—some from the South east like u can not even remember Ojukwu was locked up for 10 months by Buhari

        • Kekedu

          Yawn…

  • Isi Agwo

    Sterling! Consistent, logical and very reasonable. Call Fayose what you may, but you know where he stands. Now compare this interview with that of the dementia-surffering Illiterate One, President Bokohari. Perhaps, Bokohari will use the 800 million naira (!) presidential website budgeted in this year’s budget to answer back.

    Meanwhile “those of you promoting that lion will end up in his stomach one day.”

  • Kekedu

    Just bravado!… Fayose is scared.

  • ed’mundo

    @Kekedu:disqus

    Muhamadu Buhari is a waste of time and space

    When Muhamadu Buhari flouted court orders the rest of the world took note
    that a lawless man has taken over Nigeria. Question now is: what are more
    enlightened Nigerians than Wole Soyinka and Femi Falana ( who’re bought
    and sold) going to do about this excrescent tumor on Nigeria’s body politic,
    called Muhammadu Buhari – a bereft man who has no answers to anything
    confronting him; from the falling Naira; through joblessness, to a collapsing
    stock exchange market? That’s the key question for the more enlightened.

  • Mama Kay

    Fayose, you cannot bring down the government of Buhari. God heard the cry of the suffering masses under the corruption that was made the norm by Babangida and carried on till the explosive regime of GEJ. A million Fayose cannot destroy what God has ordained. Go from Ifa to the bible, you will only self destruct because whom the gods want to destroy they make him go mad first.

    You are talking like a mad man now. Beware! The ground can be very slippery. Ekitigate is there. Your noise will not stop the anti corruption train coming to Ekiti. Metuh with all his noise is cooling down in Kuje prison. You have a lot of corruption cases with EFCC. Beware!

    • The facts

      You read the headline and didn’t bother to read the interview because there’s no where in the interview where bring down Buhari was said.

      • mayor

        Then u must indeed be a blind man to say if u said he didn’t mention that

      • Deen Tee

        I am sure you are the one that read the headline and decided not to read the contents. If you read the interview at all, what is the meaning of this, in inverted comma, from your hero’s interview? “As powerful as God has made the snail, he warned the snail to beware of salt. God gave the snail a protected shield behind him and told him to crawl all over the world, but warned him to be mindful of salt. I am salt”.

      • Shugaba Nkasa

        “I have said it clearly that any attempt to confront me and attack my government will bring Buhari’s government down. My name is Ayo Fayose, I mean every word I am saying.”

        Now please just be quiet and go away.

  • Tunsj

    This guy is an A**hole. Period. He forgot that the reason he won was that he distributed bags of rice.

    • The facts

      At least you believed he won. Some people are still talking about Ekitigate.

      • Tunsj

        Do not put words in my mouth. You know exactly what I’m talking about. He bribed all those people.

    • adeade

      Ogbeni Tunji, who among the politicians didn’t distribute rice? Guess you didn’t see Fayemi sharing cooked rice. All of these politicians share money,, people will still vote for the better alternative.

  • Darlington Bari

    He sound so familiar with the previous yam-eaters that are now being interrogated or are in the gaol. But, the only set back and different is, THIS IS A GOVERNOR TALKING LIKE A STREET URCHIN OR TOUT!!
    In all his ranting I smell the NSA Contributing to his election. Less I forget, that was their party ATM anyway…

  • zung

    It’s a gradual and systematic process. This rat will soon go down and he knows it, so he makes noise so that he will be seen as targeted.One who can’t even manage the decayed pdp he belongs to is talking trash always.

  • excel

    Fayose has now turn to cooperate lunatic.

  • clairvoyance

    Fayose dem for check u well. You dey psych.

  • Cleartruth

    Fayose is my hero. He has seen it all. He is not a sycophant. What can dictator buhari do to him? If you arrest him , its nothing new . He has been there before and vindicated by supreme court. Obj has been put to shame seeing fayose being lifted up again by God. God’s hand is upon this man. Dictator buhari should stay off this man unless he wants God to pull his government down . this is the only yoruba man I know that speaks the truth at all times. God bless ayo fayose.

    • clairvoyance

      Off course he would be your hero cos you suffer from same disease.

    • Omoagunmate

      Well there you go, Fayose your hero, sho! says a lot about you. Need I say more?

    • Adeniyi Jelili Adediran

      Hunm, ” Show me your friend and I will no the type of person you are!”

      • Emmanuel Clifford Peters

        and that is to say? Ayo Fayose for president come 2019 Fayose is the man,and Gods own for that matter he is untouchable.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Only the goodwill of the Yoruba people are keeping you from suffering God’s wrath now!
      Your mouth for done fall comot for uttering such blasphemy!

  • Curseless

    The Yoruba people say that ” Sigidi to fe te, o nsunkun omi”, meaning an effigy that wants to be disgrace is crying for water. Fayose, in my opinion is just blustering because like Fela said ” Bo ba lagidi, soja lo ma se e ro. He is not playing smart at all and as long as he continues to attack the President senselessly, then he is asking a disgrace. He should also guide his utterances and avoid threatening a constituted authority.

    • Ebubedike

      Last time I checked, Gov Fayose also was a “constituted authority.” Every word said by this honorable man in this interview is weighted in gold. If you are suffering from acute suppressed regret syndrome after voting for the certificate forging illiterate (this might make you to involuntarily resist the fact that Bokohari is a historical disaster), you will not see the sense Fayose is making.

      • pheliciti

        Just wait, you’ll soon see the difference between constituted authority and constituted nuisance. Just wait!

        • Darlington

          Gov. Fayose is an elected governor of a state the same way Buhari was elected President. If a governor will be afraid to express his opinion especially when he is standing with the masses, who will be free to? THIS IS DEMOCRACY NOT MILITARY REGIME.

          • Shugaba Nkasa

            obviously you have forgotten Ekitigate.

      • Concerned

        The sense you claim Fayose is making is equivalent to the nonsense you are posting!

        • Curseless

          You will live long for that response. I rest my case. This same Fayose openly apologized to Chief Obasanjo profusely in 2014 when he woke up from his idiocy.

          • Kickboxer

            cry yourself to death….Fayose and Ekiti people have refused to be political prostitutes. Keep it up Fayose. The difference is clear.

    • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

      i do not understand why some of u do not think–when Buhari was asked why he sent Fela to prison–He said because he was called a thief by Fela and some Yorubas——That Fela alleged that he Buhari stole 2.8b from NNPC—Which is NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—For that–he sent late Fela to jail——There is nothing in the life of Buhari for any sane Nigerian to be proud of–beyond sending people to prison and asking for their forgiveness 31 years after—He did that to nduka irabor–and tunde thompson-(I beg forgive me for I knew not what I was doing then)–Now he is back with the same rubbish–soon he will go back begging Metuh on his death bed for forgiveness again–animals…

  • pheliciti

    Is this clown worried or not worried that nobody from the Presidency has paid any attention to his ceaseless, incoherent monologue?

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      He is afraid of his past actions and how he came to be…..and as we all know Fear can drive someone to do desperate and senseless things.

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Election Rigging Bum!

  • KennBest

    Jonathan is ‘magnanimous’ in allowing the loot to go unchecked. Fayose is just trying to shout himself into relevance. No one cares about his hollowness.

    • 9JA DON DIE 4 BUHARI HAND

      Any sense in the comments u posted————as a member of the human family and not of the animals kingdom’? Relevance in what sense–He tasted Democracy before Buhari————–WHO FAILED ELECTION 3 TIMES————-B4 THE usa IMPOSED HIM ON nIGERIANS

      • KennBest

        “USA imposed Buhari on Nigerians” Another bus stop gist. Try this. “Mercedes car cost $13 million”. What a pedestrian you are, like Fayose.

    • Buhari4Ever

      The worst thing in the history of Nigeria is GEJ.

  • yukkmouff

    “That Jafaru or Kafaru or whatever you call his name…you can’t cover your tracks.”……………hahahahahahaha!!!

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Fayose,

    With your mouth as elastic as 10 year old amala, what have you done lately to help Olisa Metuh to get out of jail? The man is rotting in jail and you are here planning to bring down Buhari’s government? What have you done to help your fellow PDP member, Metuh, to reach his bail goals?

    http://dailypost(dot)ng/2016/01/23/we-will-not-provide-surety-for-metuh-pdp/

    • Darlington

      Did you read the interview at all? Forget about the sensational headline Premium Times used. Fayose is a courageous lion. One in a million.

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        Darlington,

        You mean Fayose the coward who once insulted OBJ and then begged for forgiveness? So, how courageous was he then? LOL. Below is his letter to OBJ:

        Dear Baba,

        “There is no denying the fact that my relationship with you has gone sour as a result of my action and inaction which have definitely caused you embarrassment in public and this has marred our very good father-son relationship in the past.

        “I take responsibility for my over reaction and disrespect to your person which is most regretted, I am ndeed sorry.

        “I pray that God will give you the grace to let go of the past knowing fully well that I am human and therefore not infallible especially considering the circumstances surrounding my removal from office.

        “To further buttress my willingness to seek peace with you, I could recall that I had made several efforts to this effect by consulting your close allies in the persons of Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), Chief Omilani and Pastor Oyedepo amongst others.”

        http://dailypost(dot)ng/2014/12/06/youll-soon-beg-obasanjo-says-releases-fayoses-2012-letter-apology-read/

    • 9ja is finsihed under buhari

      Na waya for this Buharimice–wonder why most of these Apes in APC hardly ever think! See, even if Jehovah God, comes from the Heaven or sends angels to to deposit 1 trillion naira with the courts, through REMITA which is owned by Buhari and tinubu————Metuh will never be allowed to go home-on bail-It is not because of Metuh has not been able to meet his bail bonds, that is why he is still in prison—-It is because the New Adolf Hitler in Aso Rocks-Alhaji-Buhari says no matter what happens no member of PDP, they should never be granted bail. He did it to Awo group the UPN through Ajasin among others like Ambrose Ali. Now u can understand why Dasuki went to the ECOWAS court- And-that is what Fayose has been talking about here–Buhari as a Fulani desperado, has no regard for the Rule of law–mumu—-At least try to put on your thinking cap for a second—when posting comments–it will help us understand where u are coming from—–
      animals

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        9ja is finished,

        From which psychiatric home did you escape from?

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    i do not understand why some of u do not think–when Buhari was asked why he sent Fela to prison–He said because he was called a thief by Fela and some Yorubas——That Fela alleged that he Buhari stole 2.8b from NNPC—Which is NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—For that–he sent late Fela to jail——There is nothing in the life of Buhari for any sane Nigerian to be proud of–beyond sending people to prison and asking for their forgiveness 31 years after—He did that to nduka irabor–and tunde thompson-(I beg forgive me for I knew not what I was doing then)–Now he is back with the same rubbish–soon he will go back begging Metuh on his death bed for forgiveness again–animals

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, God removed GEJ and his band of thieves in order to save Nigeria. Buhari does not need Ijaws like you to be proud of him. Those of us who voted for him saw what idiots like you did not see.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      edit your comment to just say “i do not understand.”

  • I did It 4 Love.

    Buhari and Fayose must go. We don’t need this 2 e v. i ls

  • Razor

    Buhari is an ethnic bigot, he acts like the president of the north.

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Razor,

      Is that what the voices howling in your head are telling you?

      • Razor

        Oh sure, buhari is BIG ETHNIC BIGOT, so now what my little friend???

    • MushinSpeaks

      Cretin, have you ever been told that your generation cannot match Buhari’ s record?

      • Razor

        Wayward sav@ge with no bra1ns!! Yes your generations unborn cannot match my record! Lost git.

        • MushinSpeaks

          The brains in you is so corrupt that it cant produce positive thinking and result.

          • Razor

            Keep quiet and go get a life!

          • MushinSpeaks

            I can help you get one if you dont mind.

          • Razor

            Keep quiet my friend!!

  • Mayo

    SHAME on Premium Times for this sensationalist headline. Where in this article, did Fayose talk about bringing Buhari down?
    I read this same article on this same website about 6 hours ago and it had a different headline. Now Premium Times has changed the headline to make it very sensational so that they will attract readers. What kind of journalism is this?

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Olodo, look for the following in the article above:

      “I have said it clearly that any attempt to confront me and attack my
      government will bring Buhari’s government down. My name is Ayo Fayose, I
      mean every word I am saying.”

      • Mayo

        1) You can disagree with someone without abusing the person
        2) Premium Times changed the headline of this article (and has changed it again as I’m writing this comment now). How do you know they did not change the contents of the article?

  • wode

    Fayose thinks he is strategically protecting himself. So that when anything is found against him tomorrow, it would be said it’s because he is critical of Buhari and his Govt. The strategy would be good for him as long as he has no skeleton in his cupboard.

    • 9ja needs a new leader

      Was Buhari the president when Obasanjo removed him–How vocal was he then—He is with God that is what he is telling BUHARI—-Frontline Politician and Leader of the Northern Elders Council, Alhaji

      Tanko Yakassai has said President Mohammadu Buhari and the ruling All
      Progressive Congress, APC, were never prepared to rule Nigeria.

      Yakassai, a former Aide to former President Shehu Shagari said rather than
      good governance and fulfillment of electoral promises by the APC, the
      Government and the Party will continue with propaganda until the end of
      its tenure.

      • Buhari4Ever

        Deri Orbuka, Tanko Yakassai should return the money he took from Dasuki before anybody will listen to him. Buhari does not glorify thieves like GEJ

    • Contact Point

      You know him and i think some one, a columnist of PT has written an article about this around last month. But we wont pity him at all.

  • MushinSpeaks

    The only befitting place for this guy is Kano Prison.

  • tony10

    This is a guy who jumped fence and ran away from the country the last time he was impeached. He has immunity now and he is running mouth as if he is bold, fearless and strong to impress his naive Ekiti supporters and the dummy PDP members . I will respect Fayose only after his tenure is over and he begins to talk like this to Buhari. He is a phony guy. Cowards behave like this and Fayose is one. Pity this is a Governor in Nigeria.

    • 9ja is finished under buhari

      Who is BUHARI in the first place—the country is going down under him and Nigerians have gone back to supplicating to the Almighty GOD for him to be overthrown–again—Nigerians are dying—the country is dead–nothing is moving industries are closing down—–what is really wrong with these set of Nigerians—Is this man the son of tinubu or Buharis first son–that is not feeling the pains of Nigerians–

      • Buhari4Ever

        Deri Orbuka, GEJ was in Aso Rock for 6yrs but his village, Otueke, had no electricity during his tenure.

      • Shugaba Nkasa

        how come you are still here making noise?

      • tony10

        Buhari is the president of Nigeria and not in your level. I commented about Fayose’s usual bluster as he did in this interview. Period. My assessment of Fayose is apt and on point. He may be your idol , I care less. As for your incoherent message, may I ask you whether you ranted like this when Jonathan was running the country like a bull in China’s shop? The government is dealing with the relics and mess left by him. Your ‘industries are closing down’ is not valid because just yesterday manufacturers were praising him for the CBN forex policy as it has allowed them to increase sales by 50% since it was introduced as consumers now buy what they produce at home since lazy importers could not bring those products in again. This is what we want, not a country of dumping ground for toothpicks and polythene bags! I don’t see country that is dead. That may be in your warped imagination. As for coup prayer, what are you waiting for? Why can’t you go organise and overthrow him and let’s see your preferred person in power? No more stealing as we were leaving false lives before from stolen wealth by the few. Welcome to the real world and deal with it.

    • concernednigerian

      And you think Buhari’s tenure will never expire?

      • tony10

        Always read comments properly before you jump in petulantly to reply. Or perhaps you have challenges in comprehension? Who knows?

  • 9ja is finsihed under buhari

    Frontline Politician and Leader of the Northern Elders Council, Alhaji
    Tanko Yakassai has said President Mohammadu Buhari and the ruling All
    Progressive Congress, APC, were never prepared to rule Nigeria.

    Yakassai, a former Aide to former President Shehu Shagari said rather than
    good governance and fulfillment of electoral promises by the APC, the
    Government and the Party will continue with propaganda until the end of
    its tenure.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, GEJ damaged Nigeria beyond repair. 170m are suffering today because he refused to learn from a common any.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      If this was indeed their plan, why would thyey be unsuccessful if they finished as planned?
      ……………….with propaganda till the end of the tenure?
      Incorporate some logic into your thought process.

  • Obi NWAKAMA

    One of the most dangerous contributions of Buhari’s era as a military dictator was the erosion of the credibility, dignity and the aura of impartiality of the Nigerian judiciary, until then seen my Nigerians as the bulwark against tyranny; and most credible of the three arms of government, particularly with the sack of the parliament, and the seizure of executive power by military decree. The judiciary lost its independence.

    Malleable and second-rate people were rapidly appointed to the bench. As the generation of solid jurists began to leave the scene by the attrition of time, a new generation of judges, the product of a corrupted judicature became more or less judicial executioners of the mandate of anyone in power. The corruption of the Nigerian judicial system, which had been subdued to military decrees began with Muhammed Buhari in 1984. The use to which he put the courts of the land was corrupt. This is the fear that President Buhari’s opponents are currently expressing in the current use of state power, in what is being increasingly seen as a partisan witch-hunt to suppress a political opposition. Again, the same method seems obvious: Buhari is arriving the scene of government again at a time when oil prices have dipped very dangerously, and perhaps more dangerously is that the era of hydrocarbon is rapidly coming to an end, which means, even more financial instability for nations like Nigeria that have long depended on oil to fuel their national economies. To all intents and purposes, as like in October 1984, Nigeria is broke.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      tales by moonlight.
      Go research your history.

  • 0lali

    The remaking, remodeling, reselling, reappearance of Buhari as Nigeria’s white knight was no more than a fraudulent social-political gimmick which in retrospect deserves investigation by consumer protection agencies because we never were warned with any caveat emptor: buyer be warned. As it turned out Buhari was not prepared for the changes he met in Nigeria’s significantly altered social and viral planes. Defiant of court orders, due process, denying access to justice, attempting and reclaiming public discursive spaces, muffling social critic, killing and maiming protesters, arresting dissidents, threatening the democratic order are his only means of accessing and fomenting power. Despite the fact that his vice president another from a third of the dominant ethnic nations in Nigeria is a senior learned character Buhari’s malfeasance portray an effetely incapacitated undemocratic, and tepidly disconnected ruler.

    Afraid of owning up to making silly gaffe as voting in a despot for a democratic dispensation our intellectuals in their high hills continue to pray through plying of accidental rhetorics to hide their own public intellectually social flatulence. Enflamed in personal egos which cut across socioreligious, ethnic, economic, and class lines, painting their human errors in inflated laureate-styled opium temporarily relieves these of responsibility, assuming they can manage to save their faces from this phase in intellectual mischaracterizations and deformations. Opinionated, self-destruct awaits the individuals who do not seek to freely buy from the understanding that nature corrects itself; the uncreated energies manage to bring about cosmic equilibrium: energy is neither created nor destroyed. To create any imbalance is the origins of injustice, and this will be–sought to be– rectified one way or the other.

    • Good samaritan

      Are you saying prosecuting people like Dasuki is undemocratic, are you saying investigating those military officers that took monetary bribes from Fayose during the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is undemocratic, so to people like you declaring your what you have before taking top public office isn’t democratic, then tell us what’s democratic

  • Dazmillion

    When I saw this article I wanted to skip it knowing that one cant learn anything from an area boy, but I decided to read it. Now I am regretting wasting my time reading what Fayose has to say.

    • Oluola

      simply because you hate truth and do not belong to democratic orders and ideals!!

      • Powerlessconscious

        Is that the way they practice it in the UK?

      • Dazmillion

        Goodluck Mr truth lover

    • adeade

      PT wants people to read their paper this weekend. You know there is hardly a reasonable news by weekends and they know its only Fayose’s news that can bring enough patronage.

      • Arabakpura

        Fayose is just ranting like an ant! Those who are tough don’t expend all their cartridges at once; they are not even heard! Psychologists will tell you that Fayose is a typical example of a coward!

  • olujeda

    Fayose is presently stealing Ekiti dry with a new hotel project in Dubai under construction which he’s personally supervising. This is why he’s causing diversionary tactics by his continued criticism of the fg and Buhari. The Ekiti people and indeed the apc there are just looking like tum- fools .The end will surely justify the means which is very much at sight .If Fayose is not going to steal, as he’s presently why wouldn’t he has the moral right to probe Fayemi for taking such a huge loan the state will service till 2036. Because Gej was going to steal that was why he did not investigate his predecessors.All these politicians are rogues and are never patriotic..Ekiti state is in serious quagmire as Nigeria is for a very long time.

  • Simon

    PT Journalist needs some tutorial on how to interview people especially sociopaths such as Foyese. Ekiti continue to show their backwardness for having a person like Fayose as governor

  • Romberg

    Fayemi ran Ekiti to a deep. Ekiti will be happy to get out of the hole Fayemi dug in 2036-2040. How can someone be so callous. You will think the borrowings were for development. Now we know… Without reprimand for such profligacy, he is now in the centre making more policy of more and more debts. Buhari has refused to suspect such a character. They are promising the same for Nigeria in 2016….. Now we know where it will end. Imagine a party that has Fayemis and Aregbes, both being perpetual colourful debtors, there is no way Nigeria will not sign off her future to Greece! And who will pay?

    • Kola

      You are only exhibiting your ignorance of economic management

      • Romberg

        Please expose your wealth of knowledge. Tell the world about the excellence in Fayemi’s model of economic success.

    • Contact Point

      So you belv all that dis buffoon said here? Then you shld also belv dt u r already dead despite d fact dt u r commenting. The man Fayose and all dt he presents and represents are all fraud

      • Romberg

        Despite your threat, I am still alive and will be until it’s my time to go. Documents don’t lie. Hate him or love him, the fact he put forward is that Ekiti is now in debt as incurred only by Fayemi, and this will until 2036. If you dispute that, let Fayemi make a counter comment. I am sure you won’t dispute Osun – a state that services debt with 97% of its federal allocation, and this doesn’t end soon. Are these the people to lead us as a nation?

        • Powerlessconscious

          History of EKITI POULTRY.

  • Ijoba

    What can Fayose say about the ekiti poultry project. Nobody holy pass.

  • Ijoba

    Why did you remove my comment Mr Admin. Guess. Not funny. Gonna delete my account from this place

  • Contact Point

    PT, this is unlike you. How do you get people to an issue not worth it. Do not make Ayo Fayose your “selling point” otherwise people will pay less attention to your site. As for Fayose, we know him and his style of politics, using noise-making to cover his tracks, but not for a former military man, an intelligent officer like PMB, as well as his Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Head of Customs, NSA, Head of NDLEA and other security and intelligence positions headed by former National Intelligence Agency(NIA) guys. He is under radar watch and we shall fish him out soon.

  • Alexander

    This Man Fayose drops bombs when ever he speaks.

    • favourtalk

      Drop bomb o his own house

    • otitokoro

      You mean like Baba Sala(the comedian) use to say ‘ Ara to ran bomb lowo’ lolz

  • owhonda

    How did Ekiti people manage to get to this level where a roaring thug rules over them. Look at the thrash emanating from this hate mongrel who has abdicated his duties as governor to be talking and pursuing Buhari. When the chips are down, Fayose won’t see anyone to help him out. Time will tell.

    • okenwa

      Go and kill him if you can.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Time will tell.

    • Omoagunmate

      Believe me idiots like him are always the cowards. The type who shits in their pants when the chips are really down.

    • QDouglas

      Ekiti people are well educated and intelligent than this trash of a governor. He is an embarrassment to them.

  • Reality

    God bless Ayodele Fayose. Long live Ayodele Fayose. Ayodele Fayose the people’s governor. Ayodele Fayose is our man anytime anyday.

    • favourtalk

      For saying trash and rubbish all the time right? Another mumu

  • Amechi

    look at what is coming from so call governor, no respect for his elders. Are you not young man? Ibori is a young man and the rest of others. What will people remember you for, and what legacy do you want to leave behind.

  • favourtalk

    This best things I have see PMB doing is ignoring the jobless and talkative governor like this guy, he really wants the attention of the presidency but nobody is given hi one. The can shout d run as fast as he can but they believe his is just nothing and nobody. That alone is frustrating the guy the more

  • ISAAC

    I beloved every appointed leader has a fundamental role to play in the life of his followers.The least that was given or expected from Fayose was not attack on PMB,therefore let him face his assignments.

  • hard soff

    With the published report of the role of the military in the so-called ekitigate, one would have expected PM to ask at least one question about the issue from the governor.
    A younger Fayose was on queue for “essential commodity” in the first coming of Buhari – meaning that he (as an impoverished young man) believed in the “redistribution of wealth” as practised by a younger Buhari in those days – Buhari and Idiagbon took commodities that were being hoarded by well-heeled people (creating artificial scarcity to jack-up prices) and gave them out for free to the common man. Mr Fayose is no more an impoverished young man. He controls the well of resources to a whole state, is able to build a row of houses in Lagos (many of which were demolished by the Lagos State Government under Tinubu, to make way for a canal) and he is now wishing Buhari dead, just like those hoarders of 1983/1984.
    For a man who professes to love his people, why not just grab your balls and sit down to work for those people? Why not just shut up ( yes shut up… I am far older than you are) get down to work, improve your state. I was in that “neck of the woods” for national service before Buhari’s first coming… so I darn well know what I’m talking about. I do not belong to any political party, I just believe that when, and if, you are elected or selected to lead, time for noisemaking is over! Lead young man! and stop all the junk already.

  • Ayinde

    Its rather unfortunate that most commentators are die hard Buharist PMB that as Fayose did say would soon end in the belle of the lion.

    Listen to some salient facts by Fayose.

    A Dictator “That is why I told you Buhari is a dictator; he can never lead a people or a government without being dictatorial. Ask another question”

    Is this statement not a fact. he pronounced judgement on those undergoing trial while the law presumes you innocent until proven otherwise. Same for his trip attitude very intolerant of the views of others. This was the same charge Babangiga accused Him of after their coup of 1985. Claims to be a saint while others are sinners. Highly intolerant of the views of others Haba….

    same he diid for the then Edo/Benin Governor Ambrose Ali, Jakande, Onabanjo etc while none was considered Guilty from his zone.

    Fayose Advice …..And in times like this, when you train a lion, when you keep a lion in your family house, those of you promoting that lion will end up in his stomach one day.

    This is a note of warning to the Lai’s of the world, the Tinubu’s of this world and he has started his tribal sentiments by directing that his aLIBI -Ali be released. He is any better than those being Held.

    I think as they say a word is enough for the wise. And to those who would end up crucifying me for supporting Fayose, wish you all the best but wait a little while the more, somebody somewhere close to you would soon be a victim then you would understand what DEMOCRACY, RULE OF LAW, CONSTITUTIONALISM, ETC IS ALL ABOUT. TIME ONLY WILL TELL

    • Burbank

      “somebody somewhere close to you would soon be a victim then you would
      understand what DEMOCRACY, RULE OF LAW, CONSTITUTIONALISM, ETC IS ALL
      ABOUT.”

      And Fayose has so much respect for the laws and judiciary that he sent his thugs into the Ekiti High Court to beat up judges!

      • New Nigerian

        …and use the army to disenfranchise a people back to the seat of power!

  • Burbank

    Now that the military had concluded the Ekitigate report, Fayose will soon be at the receiving end of Buhari’s whip.
    Together with Omisore, Obanikoro, Brig Gen Momoh, Adenesiyan et al, Fayose will pay a heavy price for his fraud in his elections and robbing the people of Ekiti of their rightful votes.

    Fayose, your days are numbered and you know it.

  • Muhammad Kano

    The Lunatic Fayose. Keep on wasting your evil time in bringing someone down. YOU will definitely end up coming down the ladder to a pit latrine of rotten stool. That should be the most appropriate place for your likes, the killers of innocent people. I doubt if that your massive huge head contain that white stuff inside.

  • David Adeniran

    How did the erudite and educated Ekiti people get to this level? How did they allow this thing to befall them?

  • New Nigerian

    Why did he kept saying, my name is “Ayo Fayose”? Can someone interpret that?
    He has the gift of the garb, like they say…all hot air with no substance as usual.

  • Malik Isah

    OH BOY, CON HEAR BINGO FAYOSE!