There seems not to be stopping Governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose especially when it comes to criticising President Buhari. The Governor who on record is known to be a huge critic of the President even before he became President in 2015, has gone a step further in his criticism of the President, and this time, he came on strong but not dirty like in the previous comment against the President. In reacting to President Buhari and his political party the All Progressives Congress constantly making references to past leaders as why Nigeria’s economy is in a sorry state as it is today, cautioned the President, as saying such comments is self-indicting, as President Buhari himself was one time a leader of the country, both at national and state levels.
The governor who sighted instances where the President held offices as head of state, minister and governor in the old northeast region, listed what transpired during his time in those offices and questioned the President’s rationale in questioning and blaming past leaders, a list which he also belongs. Governor Fayose in his usual self said all these in a series of tweets he put out on his twitter handle @GovAyoFayose…he said:
It appears President Buhari has forgotten that he is also among the past leaders of Nigeria because blaming past leaders for the country’s economic problems amounts to blaming himself. The negative foundation the likes of President Buhari laid caused the problems of the country.
It is appalling that President Buhari, who at his very young age was Military Gov of the North Eastern State,Petroleum Minister, Head of State and later Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) under the Abacha administration is the same person blaming past leaders of Nigeria
What difference did President Buhari make as Governor of the North Eastern State? What was his role as Minister of Petroleum and Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) when it was created in 1977?
It is on record that it was during President Buhari’s tenure as Minister of Petroleum that N2.8 billion went missing from the accounts of the NNPC in Midlands Bank in the United Kingdom. N2.8 billion as at that time is like $2.8 billion (over N1 trillion) now.
It is also on record that President Buhari was a key player in the Abacha government that the country is still recovering its loots up till today. Interestingly, our Mr. Integrity President once said that Abacha never stole.
Fact that President must face is that he has blamed everyone, including the late President of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi. He is now blaming himself as part of the past leaders of Nigeria, it is shameful.