Take responsibility, stop blaming others, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. [Photo credit: Pointblank News]

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his New Year message to the nation. Mr. Fayose asked the president to take responsibility and stop passing the buck to others.

In his broadcast, Mr. Buhari blamed lingering scarcity of petrol on those he said were involved in the “collective blackmail” of the country while vowing to get to root of the matter and punish those involved appropriately.

“Some of our compatriots chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country and that …whatever groups that are behind this manipulated hardship will be prevented from doing so again,” Mr Buhari said.

But Mr. Fayose, a relentless critics of the president and member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, in an interview in Magodo, Lagos on Tuesday said Mr Buhari should stop blaming others for his failure and apologise to Nigerians.

“The president should rather take responsibility, apologise to Nigerians and stop blaming others for his failures because apologising when you are wrong is the hallmark of honest and sincere leaders,” Mr. Fayose said.

“What is wrong if he had said sorry to Nigerians who are at the receiving end of his bad policies? But in the case of President Buhari, he will always have someone to blame for his own failure.

“As a military Head of State, he blamed former President Shehu Shagari’s government. Since he assumed office, he has been blaming his predecessor. And now that he can’t provide fuel for Nigerians, despite claiming to have removed fuel subsidy, he is blaming some unknown Nigerians. When is he going to be man enough to stop his blame game?” Mr Fayose asked.

The governor said rather than blame people, Mr Buhari should have told Nigerians what is being done to stop the loss of millions of jobs, and the widespread killings across the country.

“Nigerians are tired of Buhari’s repetitive speeches and unfulfilled promises. Nigerians are crying that he should give them a responsive and competent cabinet.

“Nigerians want the president to create jobs for the suffering masses and make life more abundant for them.

“As at today, everything is wrong with Nigeria under President Buhari. The country is not secured. Look at the horrific and disheartening killings in Adamawa, Kaduna, Benue, Borno and Rivers States between yesterday and today. The President is totally not in charge of the country. The cabals only brief him and whatever they tell him is what he accepts. Nigerians want their president to take charge and stop buck passing.

“He should show to Nigerians that he is a changed president by bringing those looters in his government to book.

“President Buhari should gauge public opinion to see that the people are no longer with him. He should listen to Rev. Father Mbaka who used to be his supporter but has now been telling the truth of how disappointed and frustrated Nigerians are with him.

“People are only tolerating Buhari and counting days and times for them to shove him out of office in disgrace like Mbaka said.”

Mr. Fayose commended Nigerians for being resilient in the face of the mounting hardship. He said Nigerians should demand more from the government and pressure it to get good results.


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  • Abdullah Musa

    For once I am in agreement with Fayose.
    I wrote an article on Facebook : Buhari, an old man in denial.

    • You mean the article you were given to paste on all social media?

      • Abdullah Musa

        You are very intelligent!
        Never thought we would be found out.

    • White cane

      You and Fayose are the same thing

      • Abdullah Musa

        As a believer in stomach infrastructure, yes.

      • stackCrawler

        Agreed

    • Night Crawler

      A biafraud man with an Hausa handle, brass yourself cos 2019 is around the corner, stop wailing

      • Abdullah Musa

        Kedu!

      • stackCrawler

        I wonder oooo

    • dpfrank

      Stop lying and f00ling yourself because of the crumbs you get from Fayose’s table

      • Abdullah Musa

        Not crumbs, bags of Kebbi rice!

      • stackCrawler

        Abi ooo

    • daygea

      Fayose we all know has issues and if you agree with him then you also have issues you need to look into.

      • Abdullah Musa

        Thanks for the advice.
        I read it to mean introspection.

      • stackCrawler

        Gbammm

  • Olatubosun

    Fayose is at it again….

    Fayose needs to be taken to psychiatric hospital…

    He is getting mad

    • stackCrawler

      You have said it well

  • Olatubosun

    Fayose doesn’t what a governor…
    I wonder how got there….
    B’Cos Ekiti people are crying now

    • stackCrawler

      Thats it oooo

  • Olatubosun

    Have not seen this useless Fayose embarking on a project……
    But always behave like an educated illiterate…

    • White cane

      Lolz, you’ve spoken well

      • stackCrawler

        Gbam

    • stackCrawler

      Me too oooo

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    This year fayose will be totally disgrace as governor n what he claim to be….

    • White cane

      Very soon it will happen

      • stackCrawler

        Without a doubt

    • stackCrawler

      Surely

  • Fayose days are numbered. He’ll soon regret it all.

    • White cane

      Yes oooooo

      • stackCrawler

        Agreed

  • progressive

    Fayose should be preparing to handover because his time has come to near he should prepare for the worst

    • White cane

      Yes ooo

      • stackCrawler

        Nasooo

    • stackCrawler

      Gbamm

  • progressive

    I didn’t see any good project Fayose did in Ekiti he is just busy blaming buhari for over 4 yrs of his tenure it shows that he needs to be taken to the psychiatric

    • White cane

      His project is just to talk about things he knows nothing about

      • stackCrawler

        I wonder o which kian governor is that one

  • White cane

    Fayose to go and visit his Dr for proper check up, he really needs help

    • daygea

      Yes oo, he needs serious help.

      • stackCrawler

        Agreed

    • stackCrawler

      Yes ooo he needs to

  • Night Crawler

    No one takes false serious again because His a sycophant who has nothing upstairs to move his state forward

    • stackCrawler

      Gbamm

  • dpfrank

    Fayose should go and deliver good governance in Ekiti and stop making noise all the time

    • stackCrawler

      Please tell him

  • SpeakOut

    Fayose is sick and needs serious attention, you’re unable to govern your state and nothing to point as, as an achievement yet you complain about the FG that driving harder in putting the mess your party created together.

    • stackCrawler

      Well said

  • daygea

    Fayose again with his usual ranting.

    • Yego V

      Where is your oga? The don go de chop Senegal jolloff. mumu

      • stackCrawler

        Ode

        • Yego V

          I’m happy. The thing pain you. Mumu Lai morom

    • stackCrawler

      He is always high

  • THEARGUMENTATOR

    Mr President hadn’t blame anyone but making it clare to those who choose to bring hardship to Nigerians to keep-off or else be ready to face the consequences. Fayoda should not confuse Nigerians.

    • Yego V

      Dis one self no qualify as shakara. Empty threats from Empty heads. Buhari doesn’t know what to do; Doesn’t have anything upstairs. The same goes for his lieutenants- They are all EMPTY . Idiagbon is not there to rescue him

    • stackCrawler

      Please tell fayose

  • stackCrawler

    Fayose obviously needs help

  • stackCrawler

    What is fayose saying now

  • LagosBoy

    This sick man is at it again…I care less what he has to say as a person let alone as a sitting governor of a state of this country Nigeria..I feel so sorry and ashamed for my friends who hail from this morons states…I know fully well my friends are better, That is why i feel ashamed..
    God bless Nigeria and God bless us all