Fayose accuses Buhari’s appointees of fraud, urges President to withdraw 2016 budget, apologise

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.
Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial 2016 Budget of the Federal Government as a confirmation that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari were never prepared for governance.

“If a government cannot prepare a common budget, it should just be concluded that those in the government never prepared for governance and such a government may not be able to achieve anything,” Mr. Fayose said.

He said the padding of the budget with strange figures, which are being denied by Ministers was a clear intention to steal, adding that; “What those who prepared the budget did was to steal in advance. It is clear advance fraud and be it civil servants, political appointees or consultants, those responsible for this national embarrassment must be fished out and prosecuted.”

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Pubic Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said, “With almost everyone disowning provisions in the budget, the latest being the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the most honourable thing to do is for President Buhari to withdraw the budget formally and put an end to this national shame that the budget has become.”

The governor, who commended the National Assembly for suspending the budget passage, said he was highly embarrassed when he saw the BBC Africa’s tweet that our Minister of Heath said “rats invaded Nigeria Budget documents and smuggled foreign items.”

The statement read; “On Wednesday, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed openly disowned the N398 million being part of the budget estimates by his ministry meant for the purchase of computers. The Minister who was reacting to questions on the N230 million and N168 million voted for the purchase of computers for the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and the Film and Video Censors Board, said he was not aware.

“To worsen the situation, an official of the ministry of information said that only N5 million was proposed for the item in the original budget of the Film and Video Censors Board. How then did N5 million rew to N398 million?

“Before the Wednesday denial by Lai Mohammed, the Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, had said that the proposal drawn up by the ministry and submitted to the budget office had been doctored and that ‘foreign’ appropriations, different from what was submitted, had been sneaked in as the height of national embarrassment.

“Also, we are now being told that the sum of N10 billion which was questionably smuggled into the budget of the Ministry of Education for an allegedly questionable subhead was typographical error, and one wonders how N10 billion could have been included in a national budget through typo error.

“Denials, typo errors, existence of Budget Mafia in the Presidency, N3.87 billion allocated for capital projects at the State House Clinic meant for the President, Vice President and their families alone and error in the date on the letter with which the President presented the corrected version of the budget, among other shocking discoveries, the reality of an unprepared people in government is no doubt staring Nigerians in the face.

“In saner climes, the President would have openly admitted to the people that he made mistakes, apologise and withdraw the budget.

“It is however not too late for this honourable path to be followed by the President. He should realise that he is human and capable of committing errors. He should therefore admit that his first budget was full of errors, withdraw the budget formally from the National Assembly and prepare another budget.

“Most importantly, Nigerians must know those who caused this national embarrassment. They must be fished out and prosecuted.”

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  • Reason-ability

    PDP is very resilient. Even if they have only one person left in the party (last crook), that one will continue to shout till his last breath is required of him. They will never repent of bad behaviour. This particular one (Fayose) is the worst because he thinks he has immunity. I wonder how he will leave Ekiti State when he finally leaves power. He does no work daily except to shadow Buhari

    • The facts

      Well, someone has to keep Buhari on his toes since all the APC members have turned to ‘mumu’

  • Abdul Azim

    We love u Fayose.

    • woman leader

      Fayose is evil and he will definitely reap what he sow. He his going down very soon.

      • The facts

        He’s evil and he’s telling you the truth you don’t like to hear.

        • woman leader

          Which truth, can truth ever come out from fayose.

          • daygea

            I wonder oo. Fayose is a man of questionable character considering all the evil he has perpetrated in ekiti state.

          • woman leader

            His evil deed will lead him to jail soon and he will continue ranting in jail with his colleagues.

          • The facts

            Sorry I’ve forgotten that you both tell lies together.

          • woman leader

            Mtcheeeeeeeeeeew

    • ANTI PDP

      It’s good to know Fayose has disciples in impunity.

    • front man

      You can love him we don’t care

  • Holy truth

    Dis one is drunk again o. Are u still at ur Jedi & shekpe joint? Go & sleep a little d shekpe will clear 4rm ur body. Fowlyose ur game is up, ur silly talks will not shake nor move Buhari one bit. In d previous govt would ur lord & Savior futnato Ebola d port Harcourt drunkard(PHD) admitted any fraud in any budget? U are just a brainless noise maker who is looking 4 attention every minute.

  • excel

    This tout with is usual rant. so frustrated and confused

  • SB

    For your information tout governor those who prepared the budget are appointees from the last clueless and corruption personified pdp previous administration.

    • SB

      Well said.

    • The facts

      Lol! Listen to yourself. They prepared it and Buhari presented it. Doesn’t that show you that Buhari doesn’t know what he’s doing?

      • SB

        Yes they prepared it and were creative with their stealing project.But they forget that the truth will always prevail.

      • front man

        You really don’t know what you are saying

        • The facts

          It’s you who don’t what you’re talking about. How can you blame PDP that left office in May 2015 for a budget prepared in Nov /Dec 2015.

  • thewatcher

    What moral authority does this vagabond have to say all this jagbajantis?

  • TRUTH MARSHALL

    Kudos to Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the health minister for disown the strange figures before pdp agents implicate them.

  • woman leader

    This so called fayose like to mis yan, abi fayose chop witfar ni. Who is fayose to tell the president to withdraw 2016 budget.

    • The facts

      Fayose is a governor of a state and a stakeholder in Nigeria.

  • Change indicator

    Fayose a man who was indicted for corruption has no moral right to talk about anything that relates to corruption

    • dele20

      In fact if it were olden days, a man like fayosebwould be stoned to death,

      Fayise is good for nothing than being an election rigger

      • The facts

        Why don’t start by being the first to cast the first stone. If you’re not happy with this democracy, you can relocate to a country where sharia is practiced.

    • The facts

      Buhari who was indicted of corruption in PTF should also stop talking about ‘kwaruption’

  • Basketmouth

    Why are you guys vilifying Fayose? All we need to do is just ask him to publish his state budget online like Buhari did so that we can go through all the itemized expenditure. If I am Fayose I will be thinking critically how I will deal with fallout of the fraudulent election that brought him to power.

    • ANTI PDP

      #GBAM

    • Night Crawler

      Well said, and also he should be thinking on how to pay his workers, he removed the money after paying them their salaries

    • front man

      Well said guy

    • dele20

      I wonder oo, fayose an election rigger is not ashamed of himself

      • The facts

        Did he rig you out of an election? If you have evidence, please go to court and stop ranting online.

    • dele20

      Just imagine, fayose who is supposed to be covering his eyes withhis hands, as being ashamed of himself is non-challant to his corrupt attitude

  • woman leader

    Fayose your days are numbered, you will soon join your colleague in the prison.

    • The facts

      You’ve been saying this since last year but Fayose is waxing stronger. Isn’t it time you give up. I wonder what you might have said if Fayose presented this kind of budget.

      • daygea

        He is not waxing any stronger, he his only demonstrating his foolishness like he always does.

      • woman leader

        Who told you fayose is waxing stronger, he his very weak and his trying to show the world that his strong but deep inside of him he his very weak.

      • front man

        Keep deceiving yourself when we says his days are numbered doesn’t mean now

      • Omoagunmate

        The man is having sleepless nights and shitting himself in anticipation of what is coming his way, and you moron called that waxing stronger? stop fooling yourself, Fayose’s days as governor are numbered.

        • The facts

          Yes I know his days are numbered which is 3 more years to spend as a governor. Thereafter, you too can contest of you want to.

    • front man

      Yes oooo

  • Night Crawler

    I believe the budget has been tempered with, when NASS declare it missing… Fayose is just ranting so that they will forget #EkitiGate… Its only metuh that can testify what he went through in DSS, your days are numbered.

    • front man

      You dey mind the psycho master Fayose

      • dele20

        Fayose is not worthy to be a counselor let alone governor

        To me, i see him as a mad man, because he is just barking like a dog, we are wise Nigerians knowing he is just backedup by his pdpigs associates to divulge a false accusation on this regime

        , this regime is doing great, power has changed for betterment,

    • woman leader

      Obviously the budget has been tampered with.

      • dele20

        Senator itang enang should be responsible, pdpigs is behind it

      • share Idea

        Including the one uploaded on Finance Budget website? There is no amount of excuse you people will not give just console you that your clueless leader is still incorruptible even with abundance evidence that is perceived by the blind.

    • dele20

      That is the truth, senator itang enang tampered with it, he must be working for pdpigs

  • GEJ FOREVER

    IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS FRAUDULENT BUDGET THAT BUHARI & APC WANTED TO HANDPICK THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY …. SO THAT THERE FRAUDULENT BUDGET WILL ESCAPE PUBLIC SCRUTINY

    BUHARI IS AN UNREPENTANT HYPOCRITE WHOSE REAL RELIGION IS FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

    • daygea

      So hypocritical a statement you have just made. PMB is known for his zero tolerance to corruption at all levels and cannot accept a budget that has been tampered with by the so called Pdpigs that doesn’t want his government to go well because of their evil deeds.

      • GEJ FOREVER

        Was it PDP that presented the Budget to NASS … the budget is proof of Buhari’s incompetence.

        We already know that Buhari is too dull and too incompetent … what we did not know was that far from being too dull and too incompetent … Buhari has no brain … the budget saga really opened our eyes … it is that bad.

        • woman leader

          You are talking nonsense, do you have brain at all?

        • chiemex

          the old man is corrupt

      • woman leader

        And they will all be put to shame.

    • dele20

      The senate are the culprit, how senseless are you putting blame on an innocent pmb,?

    • dele20

      As if Nigerians are sensless to know that the budget was faked by pdpigs’associates in national assembly, buhari has no blame

      • Darlington

        Buhari has no blame, the whole blame should be shifted to Dele20. Chronic hypocrite!
        Buhari is fraud personified!

    • LadyinRed

      Ur indeed senseless, y can you talk about all d money u PDP idiots r hv shared, & wasted, prodigal idiots

    • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

      common sense should tell you this is what was obtainable under the thieving ebele government …………………. just “unfortunate” the lawmakers were not as careless as they used to be in the previous assembly and the cash crunch is also affecting them …………………………. one should be more worried if this has been going on since this democratic dispensation as that would mean serious loss to the nation ……………

  • front man

    Fayose is just a comedian that always call for attention, he will never mind his own business. His state problem his there, he hasn’t solve it, his here ranting rubbish.

  • dele20

    When will this Mr. Notice me fayose stop all this childish behsviour, can you imagine, a whole governor

  • Sincere-Voice

    According to Fayose, those that inflated the figures should be exposed and the president should apologies. But for the injustice he did in Ekiti that brought him to power, that should be forgotten. It’s no issue at all. Fayose is a clown and will always be a clown.

  • aisha ani

    It’s more like APC did not prepare themselves for the massive looting that is being kept alive by PDP for the past 17 years, 16 + 1 ongoing. Mr President it is time to call OBJ, the only to help you deal with some of these pesky problems that refuse to go away such as Fayose, supreme court judges and offending Senators. People please don’t tell me it is against the law, it is done all over the world…..use whatever you can against these annoying problems. Set up a deep, deep secret service if you like

  • Why not Fayose concentrate on governing his state…? in due course he will explain what he used $37m for.

  • Street boy Fayose, i dare you to publish your state budget…

  • osams

    Buhari should not be blamed so much because he was forced on this nation with a well calculated false slogan captioned “change”. The question is what does Buhari know about the budget he submitted to the national assemble which you know that it full of “dogo-trenshi”. What we are seeing today as far as that budget scandal is concern is a pointer to Buhari that that his government that took him a decade to form is potentially corrupt. It is crystal clear that some of the honorable Nigerians who want to help him in his government because of that false change will surely bow or resign along the line because of the plan-less-mess and inconsistency of his government. God Save Nigeria.

  • dele20

    In fact if it were olden days, a man like fayosebwould be stoned to death,

    Fayise is good for nothing than being an election rigger…

    • Darlington

      Stone to death for saying the truth?

      • dele20

        Which truth, nnamidiot kwanu is a misleader not a leader

  • The mafia that financed Buhari’s campaign want to recover their investment…..with interest. APC is a fraud.

    • favourtalk

      Who give you phone to type? Return it to your mother

  • favourtalk

    Nobody should give this guy attention again, he wants to be in the news and headlines everyday, his state is boiling and couldn’t fix it, yet he can come out and be saying all those trash. Pmb should please just ignore him

  • Olorukojesu

    I rarely join social media discourse of minimal sense and plenty emotions. But I am minded to tell those who think it is their responsibility to protect their electoral investment in President Buhari by defending all his actions and inactions, pretending to forget that he is human with foibles and idiosyncrasies, that they may end up destroying him faster than opposition elements. Even more tested and better qualified administrators make mistakes, so why not a man returning to a different kind of governance 31years after leading an aberration of “all correct sir”. The buyer-remorse his rabid supporters are refusing to accept over some of his missteps, is the bad investment they may ultimately settle for. When he is wrong like any human beings, we should all tell him. Who amongst those leading us today is a saint, qualified to be a messenger of probity? Don’t we still listen to them? Don’t turn Buhari to a god of little things. If nothing at all, for the sake of your investment in his election.

  • kamal

    PMB till 2019, then Osinbajo till 2027, fayose shut ur stinking mouth up, election rigger.

    • chiemex

      Oshibajo yes, PMB, No

  • Remi

    What is this election rigger talking about? All he has done is criticize PMB. Is that why he rigged to be governor? Imagine a Governor stopping his convoy, got out of his car and start destroying bill boards of an oba in Ikere ekiti. A man who cannot pay salary but want to build an airport when 22 out of 32 airports built are closed. The man is looking for a way to steal knowing his days are numbered and he cannot use chicken project to corner the little funds available again.

    • chiemex

      the old man is corrupt.

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Election Riggers don’t get to have an opinion.

    • chiemex

      ur president is corrupt

      • dele20

        rubbish comment

  • musa aliero

    Corruption is now synonymous with Buharis budget