Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) deceived Nigerians to get their votes in the 2015 general elections.
Fayose said making promises without fulfilling them is “the peak of political 419.″ He said the President promised to create 3 million jobs per year, but he has not even “created a single job”.
This is contained in a statement issued today, Fberuary 1, by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari prefers and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), duped Nigerians by obtaining their votes by trick.
“Everything Buhari and his party promised Nigerians when they were looking for votes, they have denied and it won’t be a surprise if one day, Buhari comes out to even deny that he was elected on the platform of APC.
“Buhari’s declaration that he would not pay the N5,000 stipend he promised to unemployed youths in the country and minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s claim that creation of three million jobs per year was not promised by the APC as the peak of political 419 that the president and his party represent. “They have not fulfilled any of the promises they made to Nigerians.
“In fact, they have even told us that they never made any promise. It is close to one year that Buhari assumed office; no single job has been created. Instead of the three million jobs per year that they promised, what we have been witnessing is job losses, economic hardship and budget padding.”.
Making reference to Buhari’s declaration of support for Palestine and description of Palestinians as his “brothers and sisters” that must achieve their desired objectives, Fayose said the statement is confirmation of the growing suspicion of the president’s ‘interest’ in Nigeria becoming a full Islamic State.
“Even though I am a lover of Muslims, I relate with them as I do with Christians in the State and across the country, Nigeria must remain secular and a free nation where its citizens proclaim the name of Jesus Christ and Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) freely,” he said.
“The moment President Buhari disowned his own campaign document titled: ‘My Covenant with Nigerians,’ that was circulated to Nigerians during the electioneering campaign and also published in national newspapers and posted online on March 16 and 17, 2015, I knew that Nigerians had been duped.
“Nigerians have now realised that they are inside a ‘One Chance Bus’ because Buhari and his APC have disowned their entire campaign promises by disowning their campaign document titled ‘My Covenant with Nigerians’.
“This document that they disowned in August, last year contained everything they promised Nigerians and if today, President Buhari chose faraway Qatar to announce that he won’t pay the N5, 000 promised unemployed youths and Lai Mohammed is here in Nigeria saying no job was promised, no one should be surprised.
The Governor, is one of the biggest and most consistent critics of the Buhari administration, had said he criticises the President in the interest of Nigeria.