INTERVIEW: PDP goofed in picking Jonathan as 2015 presidential candidate – Fayose

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

This is the concluding part of PREMIUM TIMES’ interview with Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.

Here, he speaks about his relationship with former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo; the Halliburton bribery scandal, and other issues.

PT: You seem to have some disdain for former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Is it because of his hand in your impeachment in 2006?

Fayose: No sir. I say it as it is. The military in Nigeria should subject themselves to democratic rules. When Obasanjo was there he was behaving the same way Buhari is behaving today. It was under Obasanjo that the EFCC would lock people up because the president has power to order arrest, because the president appoints the IGP, the DG of SSS and others. He has power of coercion. The fact remains that the constitution allows me the right even in the face of accusation to enjoy my liberty. Obasanjo is not a democrat. Today, former Governor (Bola) Tinubu of Lagos would recall what Obasanjo did. It doesn’t matter what our political alignments are today, history cannot be taken away. So my position has not changed and it will never change.

PT: So you mean you don’t have any personal problem with Obasanjo?

Fayose: No, but let me ask you a question. When Obasanjo was there for eight years, Buhari didn’t go there? Everyday Obasanjo goes to kiss the ground in Aso Rock. Everyday Obasanjo has something to go and tell him there. There are some places elders would have a bit of shame. They would know that sometimes we should not go to this place. Even if you look at the pictures taken of his visit you see him bending down. When he was in government he was busy abusing this Buhari. Obasanjo was busy insulting Awolowo. One of the things Obasanjo wants to lay claim to in life is that he is the longest serving Nigerian president. When you add his military rule to his civilian regime, you understand. So, Obasanjo doesn’t like anybody to excel or exceed his record. That’s the truth. Obasanjo, who now seems to be the father of gangsterism or whatever he seems to be today, is the same man that we used to talk about every other day. Today he is there. The most painful aspect of it is for Obasanjo to be coming out and be claiming he is a very honest man. Where did he get the money that was given to the National Assembly that time? Where did he get the money? Each senator and member of the House of Representatives collected N50 million each. How about that $2billion Halliburton money? They jailed some people in America because of Halliburton. Obasanjo knows everything about Halliburton. Let us put Halliburton to trial and see what happens. That is why I told you that this fight must not be selective. If truly we want to fight corruption, let us fight corruption head on. And the fact remains that men will judge, God will judge again.

PT: Are you suggesting that the president should look back and probe past presidents?

Fayose: I am not suggesting, I am saying it. What is the meaning of suggesting? Excuse me sir, let Obasanjo declare his assets. Let us go to Obasanjo’s declaration when he came in 1999 and his declaration in 2007. Who is fooling who? Buhari now declared mud house and herds of cattle. When he is going now he will go and build one house in Daura with salary. That time the mud house will now become ancient mud houses. The cattle will now become limo Mercedes bullet proof. I beg my brother! Those people who are stealing cow, should stop fighting people stealing rats.

PT: PDP appears to be in disarray. It seems unprepared. Do you see the party remaining intact to fight the 2019 elections?

Fayose: Let me explain something to you. When you have an accident, God forbid, you don’t gather momentum immediately. Life is physical, it is normal. What the PDP is going through now is a deliberate effort to destabilize the opposition by the APC and we know that. These are issues for time. Not even more of what the opposition is doing, but the implosion of the party that is the problem. The PDP is a situation that calls for major repairs and correction, but the fact remains that it is just about seven months ago and from all indications the federal government-led APC is muzzling the PDP. I want to tell you that it is not enough; time will tell. If you told somebody that APC would come and take power in Nigeria so soon, you would say it is a lie. So let us keep our fingers crossed and watch Nigeria.

PT: The PDP is likely to pick its national chairman and other members of the executive this year. What is your thinking on this? Where should the party zone the office to considering the 2019 elections?

Fayose: You see, the South-west deserves to produce the chairman of the party. But it is not the South-west per se that matters. But the character that will be the chairman must be a man that is reasonably blameless and courageous and realizes he would lead us out of the present predicament we have found ourselves. You cannot say a man cannot fall, but the failure of a man to rise is the issue. The PDP has fallen, and we believe by the grace of God that it will rise again.

PT: Do you agree with the Ekweremadu Committee that the party should zone the presidency to the North?  

Fayose: You see, time will take care of that. In the first place, we lost the election because we did not pick our candidate from the north, not because Jonathan as a person was bad. It was just a political miscalculation. The fact is that my former president, I chose my word, my former president, Goodluck Jonathan, tried his best. But if I were him, I would not have contested at all, you understand. Because it is two ways: if he did not contest and the PDP lost out, he will still be an honourable man, and if he had given that opportunity to the north, those who defected from the PDP would not have defected. But that is story. Jonathan did his best and I will still continue to support him. You know I was not there when they took the decision about him becoming the flag-bearer, but it doesn’t matter. We can’t all put our mouth inside the soil. Somebody must remain with somebody. I will remain with Jonathan even if I am the only man standing. A man is not measured by the amount of food you have and the amount of properties you own. Sometimes sickness is good, it reshapes your life. Sometimes poverty is good, it helps your life. Sometimes failure makes you to reorder your life. It is not the end of your life.

PT: Politicians are known to have their eyes on the apex of their political career. Do you have a presidential ambition come 2019?

Fayose: For which country? Nigeria. Well, I don’t have such an ambition but I know I am going higher. Mark my words, I have said 20 things that will happen in Nigeria and more than seven have come to pass. Check the records.

PT: Let’s talk about the stomach infrastructure. Isn’t it taking a toll on the provision of real infrastructure such as road, power, etc? Because it appears that monies are just doled out to people in the name of stomach infrastructure?

Fayose: So all those things that governors are enjoying, what is it, is it not “doled”? All those things wives of governors are enjoying what do you call them? All those things political office holders are enjoying…when the president travels out and spends $1million a day, what is he doling? Paper? When doling out money to the people, mint is for the benefit of the people. Let me tell you something, one thing you must appreciate – no matter what number of promises you make, the stomach has to be filled. For me, stomach infrastructure is welfare. If somebody comes to me and says my father had an accident, he is in the hospital and he had fracture and he doesn’t have enough money that is what we are talking about. Somebody wants blood and they need to buy blood that is what we are calling stomach infrastructure, body infrastructure, health infrastructure etc.

You see, when your enemies want to talk about your good works, they will go and take the negative end of it and start fanning the ember. My own concept about stomach infrastructure goes beyond food and water. We are talking about paying school fees. Somebody comes to say sir, my fee is N50, 000 but I have N20, 000, can you help me with N30, 000? That is infrastructure. The father of that person who cannot raise that money, who is under pressure or whatever, would now find a relief. It might be temporary. You may tar all the roads but people are dying. What is the essence? A man has been ill and somebody drew my attention to it. I went to pick him and took him to the hospital. When we got to the hospital, the man had all sorts of problems but he needed four pints of blood urgently. We later realized he had ulcer, diabetes, and all that. I spent about N600, 000. I am telling you now the man is recovering. The doctor says if not for my intervention, the man would have become history 48 hours after. But you have tarred the road in front of the house of that man now. My opponents should wait for their time. If they have the best answer, why were they rejected by the people? See Buhari now, they say they are going to be paying N5000 each to the people. Why would they not channel that money to another thing? Most of the people talking now have no answer to governance issues. They ran their states aground.

PT: Comment on the allegations by the APC that you stashed money away in Dubai and paid yourself N720m arrears during your unfinished first term?

Fayose: I will not comment. I cannot be talking to fools. When you say Fayose took N720million you must be able to say to which account. If it is by Ghana must go bag, you must show the picture of how that Ghana must go bag is being carried. If you say I am building a house in Dubai, you must show papers of ownership. Ekiti earns about the least in Nigeria, there is no money to steal here. If you tell me that I am enjoying, yes I enjoy o, I eat correct pepper soup, sometimes, once in a while, I need to drink cold Gulder, I drink Gulder. I cannot tell you lies, all those small, small enjoyment, you cannot take it from me. Because when you are feeding others, you have to feed yourself.

Whatever little, little benefit that is supposed to come to me, my brother it is my own. But for me to take N10 or N20million from what cannot pay salaries …you see they run their mouth, they just want to say something because I am an issue for them. What is N720million? They said I took N220million to Dubai. Is it by the boot of the plane or we carried it in our luggage? What was their security doing, that they did not see us? They should be able to align …because when you launder money there must be a source and there must be a head.  They have alleged I took money from the country. They should tell me where the money was taken to…

PT: Your explanation is vital because the allegations are there and people believe you actually took the money?

Fayose: Goodluck to them! I say Goodluck to them! They believed it but I came back and defeated them. What else do you want? They say Fayose is a thief, Fayose is a thief, Fayose is fighting, Fayose is mad but each time I come I defeat them. You see, an allegation is meaningless. You must prove. Every allegation I raised against president Buhari, I raised them with facts and figures. When I was talking about fuel regulation, you cannot take the subsidy and be regulating again. Those are issues. When I say you are infringing on human rights, I give instances of people who are incarcerated and people who are involved against our constitution. When you accuse me you must bring the proofs. As I am today, they will be monitoring me. They will be checking all my accounts. If they had found something now they will put it on the table. Me too, I know that they are watching me. I know that they are very wicked people. I know the kind of character they are made of. Today I am their headache. I am careful. The wealth I don’t need I don’t ask for it. What a man has does not necessarily translate to a good end for him.

PT: You had issues with the bailout especially from NLNG funds, what were you trying to achieve?

Fayose: What I told them was that, when they first of all gave us this NLNG tax money that is not bailout. They claimed it was bailout, I told them it is not bailout. Even the bailout they gave us, I told them it was only a Pyrrhic victory for us. Because our problem is not even the payment, our problem is our financial base and debts. We can’t service our debts and our earnings are diminished. So we have to get all these things right. When you say bailout now, we are owing until 2036 as a state. But if you don’t take it they will say you are fighting.

PT: How much did you get and would you say have judiciously spent the bailout funds you got?

Fayose: They have not even paid enough, because what we asked for, they are yet to pay the local governments. For me, I am not an accountant. The books are there. There is Freedom of Information Act. Anybody who needs information should go to the office of the Accountant General. You can’t hide the books any more. The system is very transparent. If after looking through the books and if you are not satisfied, they are the owners of EFCC, they should approach them.

PT: When you came into office you complained about what your predecessor spent on the Government House and furniture, especially the beds …

Fayose: (Cuts in) …I don’t want to dwell on that. Nigerians want to hear something new, things that would impact immediately on their lives. That has come and gone. If we are not careful, you will look like someone is just ranting. Fayemi is gone, I cannot be celebrating him on the pages of newspapers, I cannot be talking about him anymore, he has done what he had to do, thank God for him. He has done his best. Now when Buhari starts talking about Jonathan, persistently, Nigerians will ask “we have heard, now what have you for us, you promised that you are going to change our lives”.

PT: What have you to say about the report of the military inquest into the role of soldiers in the Ekiti and Osun elections…?

Fayose: (Cuts in again) Let me explain to you. My own is that I have gone through an election. I have won an election. There is a place the law says you can ventilate your displeasure. They have gone to the lower court, the appeal court and the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has given judgment in my favour. They have become functus officio. They cannot approbate and reprobate on the matter anymore. The election matters are Suris Generics. They operate within the ambit of time. The military was represented by a lawyer and the police was represented by a lawyer. This one is an afterthought. They said during my election the military…during Jonathan’s election, how did I win? During the National Assembly election, how did I win all the seats?

Two weeks after house of assembly election, I won everything, 26-26. Is it the military again? When the concubine of your mother is more powerful than your father, you call him daddy. You welcome him and take his bag. Let them take my bag and accept this Ekiti matter. This Bayelsa election we just finished, 14 people died, how many people died in Ekiti? If you see my prediction about Nigeria under Buhari, I said every effort to forcefully take the south-south states will result to a huge loss of lives. My brother, they should leave me alone. They should face governance. God has given me this place. No amount of powers that will take this place from me because the gift of God is without repentance. How can only me defeat three governors, Segun Oni, Adebayo and Fayemi. I defeated them and they are still complaining.

PT: What about the recommendations of the report of the committee?

Fayose: I have commented. It goes to no issue. And all the hidden agenda, we will keep our fingers crossed. We are watching. You see, since I became governor, I have not lost any battle. When God is with you, no man can be against you. They are only fooling themselves. During the last election, they said military was supporting Jonathan by asking for Buhari’s certificate. The same thing they did that time is what they are doing now. He who pays the piper dictates the tune. I am not surprised. I am not among those people who are afraid of death. All those whom the Lord has not delivered us into their hands will never overcome us.

PT: What is your suggested way out for states of the present economic hardship and inability to pay salaries?

Fayose: Let us be realistic, over time this economy ought to have been diversified over 20-30 years ago. The economy was not diversified. There is no miracle but we need prayers, even in 2016. Even the president says it’s going to be tough. In my state for instance, if you don’t pay salaries as you ought to pay, where will you get taxes that you want to raise? And when people don’t make money, you cannot squeeze water out of a dry cloth. You can only try your best while it lasts. It is a time of recession. I am not going to sit here and paint the picture that everything will be fine, but everything will be fine in the long run.

PT: Some have suggested a cut in the workforce?

Fayose: I can’t cut anybody’s job.  Me, Ayo Fayose, I can’t sack any worker. Immediately they started the story of retrenchment, I told them count me out. You see, when you are owing me as a worker, it is different from taking my means of livelihood. When you are owing the worker at the bad times, he will have the hope that when money comes he would be paid. But if you had sacked him, you have killed him, you have taken away his life.

PT: If the economy continues this way and can’t cope anymore, won’t you eventually sack workers?

Fayose: I will continue to dialogue with them.

PT: Are you contemplating cutting salaries?

Fayose: I won’t cut anything. I will continue to dialogue with them. You see, you can’t make decisions for the people alone. This governance we are talking about, government is not the only factor. There are other variables. When things are not going the way you expect, you must engage the people.

PT: What is your relationship with Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, who is chairman of PDP Governors Forum?

Fayose: We are brothers. He is a leader in our party and by the grace of God, he is governor in Ondo, I am governor in Ekiti. Every member of the Governor’s Forum remains our brother.

PT: What about reports about a frosty relationship over the leadership of the PDP Governors’ forum?

Fayose: If I know your source, I will be able to answer you but I am not aware of any frosty relationship with Governor Mimiko. The fact remains that if Governor Mimiko wants to become the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, how does that affect my voice? In this country today, everybody knows that I am talking, whether I am chairman of PDP Governors Forum or not. So, when God has appointed somebody you take him as God’s appointed.

PT: Are you saying that your relationship with him is cordial?

Fayose: It is explicit. Mimiko remains the chairman of PDP Governors Forum and I remain a member of that forum.

PT: Thank you for your time

Fayose: Thank God.

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  • Gej no fit but fulanis do

    The fact is that my former president, I chose my word, my former president, Goodluck Jonathan, tried his best. But if I were him, I would not have contested at all, you understand. Because it is two ways: if he did not contest and the PDP lost out, he will still be an honourable man, and if he had given that opportunity to the north, those who defected from the PDP would not have defected. But that is story. Jonathan did his best and I will still continue to support him. You know I was not there when they took the decision about him becoming the flag-bearer, but it doesn’t matter. We can’t all put our mouth inside the soil. Somebody must remain with somebody. I will remain with Jonathan even if I am the only man standing. A man is not measured by the amount of food you have and the amount of properties you own. Sometimes sickness is good, it reshapes your life. Sometimes poverty is good, it helps your life. Sometimes failure makes you to reorder your life. It is not the end of your life. Fayose

    • PH boy

      God bless you sir!

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Election Rigger/Terrorist. Actions speak louder than words.

  • Peedeepee

    @Omotolaaraujo:disqus

    Goodluck Jonathan’s actual place in history is that……..

    Goodluck Jonathan’s candidacy in the 2015 ruined and destroyed PDP forever.
    PDP did not listen to wise counsel to choose another candidate for the election.
    Jonathan had acquired too much offensive odor for incompetence by year 2014.
    To then put Jonathan forward as presidential candidate was cynical ploy in suicide.
    Jonathan stands out in history as the only one who’s singularly destroyed his party.
    No other man was as heinous to accomplish such self-destruction of a ruling party.

  • Niyi Akinlabu

    Idiotic election rigger. One of Nigeria’s greatest problems is that we give platforms to idiots to operate from. I don’t how else to explain the space given to this erratic rants. Let him await his day in court in this movement toward a better Nigeria.

  • Bash

    So it is true that this man Thug and a garage man, waoh God help Ekiti people

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Listening to Fayose is like listening to a trained animal speaking.

  • @solomonwise

    Ridiculous! Absolute balderdash! How did Ekiti State ended up with a man with no brain at the helms of affairs? It is not enough to be a “grassroot” politician as being touted by the lovers of Fayose, what has he done to better the life of the people both in the short and long run? Even when Bola Ahmed Tinubu was in opposition and had ideological differences with former president Obasanjo,he was not this foolishly “vocal”. There’s hardly any week Fayose does not speak against the government of Buhari leaving one to wonder if he ever sleep let alone have any economic blue print for Ekiti State.

    Can any{in}sane governor in USA be this critical of President Obama even when there are ideological differences without losing his position within a short space of time?

    Unfortunately,even a blind bat can tell that Fayose will be a “gonner” soon. It’s all politics! If he plays this kind of politics then there are master planner for such. My concern is the adverse effect on the people of Ekiti.

    • REDEEM

      Same hate filled hearts–again what did Fayemi do to better the lot of the Ekiti people–beside borrowing money all over the place as Buhari and the Apes in APC are doing in abuja stealing budgets and padding them up with fresh figures-

    • The facts

      Tinubu couldn’t criticise Obasanjo because he knew Obasanjo will open his ‘yash’

  • IZON Redeemer

    The trouble with us is that the Fulanis –have right to contest elections—as they like with their Yoruba groups—-But Ijaws do not–Northern political and intellectual elite think it will stick in Nigeria’s collective consciousness as the truth that oil exploration activities were finaced by the Sultan of Sokoto ati Obj. The truth is that the Northern elites are addicted to the proceeds of Niger Delta oil and gas but never in love with the idea of having an Ijaw man as President of Nigeria.. They have completely abandoned any pretence at productivity and internally generated revenue. That is why they intend to keep the Ijaws in perpetual economic bondage.The North is now completely dependent on the monthly federal allocation from the SS oil proceeds. The blatant falsehood about Northern funding of the initial stages of the OIL industry, arises out of the psychological need to justify this total dependence on Niger Delta oil proceeds for survival and for virtually every need of the daily existence of Nigeria as a Nation.

    The Northern reasoning goes like this: Oil exploration in the Niger Delta was financed by Northern groundnut proceeds and therefore the North is equally entitled to Niger Delta oil proceeds which they used in devloping abuja while the entire Niger Deltans suffer from deliberate political neglect. Hence the move by the tripod to ensure that they lie their way through the hearts and minds of Nigerians via monsters like Buhari.What has Nigeria gained from the presidency of the Fulanis via Buhari–Some will ask was an Ijaw man not president for 5 years–why still complain? If Jonathan had half of the freedom that Buhari enjoys now–such as stealing budgets at night-and not caring about the welfare of 9jas—he would have done more instead of this cursed acts of Buharo on us

  • Olatubosun

    Fayose Thief

    • Otile

      If you call Fayose thief what is Alhaji Tinubu?

  • Olatubosun

    In Nigeria we are one……. In unity we stand

    • Otile

      What are you uniting with your Fulani masters to do, to steal oil from the Niger Delta? Awon ole.

      • Oleku

        He’s uniting SS oil–ole buruku

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The loudest voice of democratic opposition,he says it the way it ought to be . Fayose is absolutely right,Buhari should develop some balls and punish those indicted in the Hallibourton bribery report . OBJ is one of those indicted.

    FAYOSE FOR PRESIDENT !!

    FAYOSE FOR PRESIDENT !!

    SAI FAYOSE !!

    • ogechi

      Pls wch local Govt of Biafra are u from?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        There are no local governments in Biafra land. The local governments belong to the zoo.

    • Fadama

      You are on purpose misleading yourself. This is uncharacteristic of animals. How much more somebody I believe is human. This is becoming far too worrying.

    • Julius

      Why didnt Jonathan punish them before Buhari became the president. Dont you think he must have believed that there was nothing wrong , that there was no bribery case to be made ? Did you ask Jonathan to punish them or he has no balls ?

  • SAM .A

    Mumu Danfo Driver , where were u when he was single handedly picked by PDPigs and prevented others from collecting Nomination forms? Were you hiding under your danfo bus?

  • 9ja does not bleong 2 d fulani

    The trouble with us is that the Fulanis –have right to contest elections—as they like with their Yoruba groups—-But Ijaws do not–Northern political and intellectual elite think it will stick in Nigeria’s collective consciousness as the truth that oil exploration activities were finaced by the Sultan of Sokoto ati Obj. The truth is that the Northern elites are addicted to the proceeds of Niger Delta oil and gas but never in love with the idea of having an Ijaw man as President of Nigeria.. They have completely abandoned any pretence at productivity and internally generated revenue. That is why they intend to keep the Ijaws in perpetual economic bondage.The North is now completely dependent on the monthly federal allocation from the SS oil proceeds. The blatant falsehood about Northern funding of the initial stages of the OIL industry, arises out of the psychological need to justify this total dependence on Niger Delta oil proceeds for survival and for virtually every need of the daily existence of Nigeria as a Nation.

  • REDEEM

    Nigerians Are Criminals, That’s Why they are not Welcome Abroad – Buhari

    Nigeria’s president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be “accepted” abroad.

    Muhammadu Buhari, the tough ex-general elected last year, said those who had joined the migrant exodus to Europe were doing so purely for economic reasons rather than because they were in danger.

    He added that because of the number of Nigerians imprisoned for law-breaking in Britain and elsewhere, they were also unlikely to get much sympathy.

  • ejiofor

    @sambabalola:disqus

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Ph.D, may have defined Ijaw people in people’s mind because

    he says he’s one of the best schooled Ijaw men and the only Ijaw man elected president till date

    So, if he is internationally condemned as an INEFFECTUAL BUFFOON by The Economist of London,

    it will be very difficult not to project that description to the Ijaw people, who also gave him 100% support.

  • ejiofor

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan [Ph.D] may have defined Ijaw people in people’s mind because

    he says he’s one of the best schooled Ijaw men and the only Ijaw man elected president till date

    So, if he is internationally condemned as an INEFFECTUAL BUFFOON by The Economist of London,

    he may just have brought home that description to tar his Ijaw tribesmen, regardless of their education.

    • ohanaeze2

      “I worked with President Goodluck Jonathan. He is such a big disappointment –
      a young educated man that was supposed to have a Ph.D, doing things that
      do not have any sense at all. It was a huge betrayal of the educated people.
      Nigerians wanted change to a level that they wanted anything but Jonathan
      because he had messed up the system sorely in governance and leadership.”

      ………………….Festus Odimegwu

      (Former M.D Nigerian Breweries)

      [May, 2015]

      • JJ. Jones

        @tawandaincommunicado:disqus

        Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was hardly ever the president of Nigeria. He was
        too self-interested to be one. He stole and looted in the name of the tribe and
        he held on to the Calvary Cross in disguise of his perfidy. Where he did not
        steal for or by himself he left the barn open with intent that others steal and
        did nothing. Unless he be arrested and brought to justice and locked in jail,
        Nigerians shall learn no lesson from his tale. Ebele Jonathan is too local to
        be made a local government Councillor and shouldn’t have been pitchforked. He
        has no knowledge, no self-confidence, no moral compass, no prudence and no
        sense of right and wrong.

        • The facts

          Can you please tell us how much he looted?

    • concernednigerian

      You need medical attention. What is the relationship between Fayose’s interview and Jonathan’s Ijawness? When did Jonathan or even Tam David West or the erstwhile nationalist, Ernest Ikoli tell you that they are the best schooled Ijaw people? I am beginning to realise the oil wealth is a curse because but for oil, people like you would not have seen the four walls of a secondary school much less access to a computer key board. Nigeria now boast of too many barely literate young men and women because of misuse of oil wealth. Good luck to you.

  • JM

    I suspect that something is bothering Fayose. His verbal diarrhoea, like Metuh before his humbling expose, suggests something serious is bothering the man. His problem may be what psychologists call personality distortion syndrome. Naija media showed him, a whole governor, in Dubai last Dec. looking like a street bum (I hope he got a xmas gift to the gym for that beer belly of his). I really hope that this man’s handlers would remind him to govern his state with focus and stop being the national bobo the clown that he’s become. Good heavens, whatever happened to gentlemanism?

    • The facts

      When Oshiomole was criticising Jonathan did you ask him to go and govern his state? Fayose is here till 2018 if you don’t like it, go and become governor of your own state.

  • OMOLOYIN

    When it is over then it is over….it is over for Fayose!

    • Iskacountryman

      ‘When the concubine of your mother is more powerful than your father, you call him daddy. You welcome him and take his bag’….you must be pained…

      • OMOLOYIN

        I can see that you are talking from experience. You must be pained from your mother having so many concubines!

        • Iskacountryman

          i was quoting fayose…but yes…she did have lots of concubines and admirers…may allah grant her aljannah firdaus…

    • justification

      it is sad that you APC people behave and thinks as the devil at all time. What is over for a two term governor who is enjoying his life at his early fifties? he is fearless, rich and healthy. pls can i know those factors that is over in his life?

      • zung

        His jail term is near.

      • OMOLOYIN

        Open your eyes wide, you will see soon. Then you will know that it is over for him!

    • The facts

      You better be praying that your cult hero comes back from his sick bed in London instead of complaining about Fayose who is a thorn in your hero’s flesh.

      • Onike24

        What sick bed? What is unusual about a man in his seventies going to see his doctor for a check up? Fayose is nothing short of a nuisance who suffers from congenital “foot in mouth disease”, he shoots first and aims later!

        • Julius

          He misses each time he shoot !

        • The facts

          So he’s good for him to seek medical care in London but wrong for Nigerians to seek better life in London.

      • OMOLOYIN

        It’s a pity you do not realise that reverse is the case.

  • musa aliero

    The only brave heart in Nigeria! He is not a perfect person, but he speaks d truth plainly d way it is! God bless Fayose

    • Julius

      Fayose speak the truth ? Was he speaking the truth when he said he wasnt even on the meeting to rig the election and when the tape of the meeting came out , he changed his statement that yes, he was there ? smdh !

  • signipote

    Fayose is a man I like so much. His style of governance is superb . Those who hate him will never make him lose sleep. He makes my day anytime he says something. Keep it up man of the masses.

    • Julius

      I hope he will still make your day from the prison. The tout is a criminal that belongs in jail. This is a man that invaded the court and beat up a Judge. Is that the style you called superb ? Now it came out that he also got money from Dasuki for his election, money meant for arms purchase to save the country and the soldiers we sent to fight the BK. You proud of that also ?

      • signipote

        Propagandist

        • Julius

          Yea, that’s what I thought exactly !

  • Kekedu

    Rather than provide infrastructure for people’s use, you want them to eat from your palms in the name of stomach infrastructure. You dole out money based on your whims and caprices or depending on your mood swing. I blame you not.

    • The facts

      Well if you don’t like his style, you can practice your own style when you become governor of your state.

      • Kekedu

        Indeed – ponmo for all and all for ponmo.

    • Julius

      That was what the used to do in USSR !!

  • Idris

    Crass statement from a morbid human being.

    • The facts

      Dispute what he said instead of saying it’s crass.

  • kamal

    Fayose, the only governor with no brain

  • ceweeco projects

    Fayose have reached a point in life where he feels it is no longer necessary to try & impress anyone. If they like him the way he is, good & if they don’t, it’s their loss. The biggest challenge in life is being you… In a world trying to make you look like everyone else. Like him for who he is and not for who you want him to be. Take it or leave it. That simple. This is who he is. Nobody said you had to like it.