The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to
President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the 2014
governorship election in the state was full of “hanky-panky.”
Buhari had made the claim while hosting members of the
All Progressives Congress, APC, South-West caucus to a
dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Reacting to the President’s remark, Fayose said he was not
surprised at the claim because Buhari was “no longer in
touch with realities and also not in charge of his own

Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on
Friday, Fayose said, “On President Buhari’s reported
comment that the Ekiti 2014 governorship election was
characterised by “hanky panky”, I am not surprised at all
because he is no longer in touch with realities. The
president is not even in charge of his own government.
“Therefore, I am not surprised that such a statement came
from the president. That was the same President who said
Nigerian youths are lazy and that Nigerians living abroad are
criminals. He can also afford to indict his own country by
saying that agencies of the
federal government were involved in electoral fraud, even
when the United States Government commended them.
“The president runs to the United States of America at all
times and believes in the US government even more than
himself. This same US government said clearly that the
election was free, fair and transparent.

“However, let me tell the President and his men that they
will be disgraced here in Ekiti because the power of the
people is greater than the power of those in power.
“We hereby call on all men of good conscience to stand up
and be counted in the fight against dictatorship, election
rigging and the plot to subvert democracy in Nigeria. 2019
general elections is close by and Ekiti as well as Osun
elections are prelude to what to expect in 2019.

“The international community must prevail on INEC and the
Buhari administration to allow free, fair and credible election
in Ekiti State.”

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