Sunday, 24 April 2016
Fayose Should Apologise Over China Letter – Ekiti Youths
Youths in Ekiti State have described Governor Ayodele Fayose’s letter to the Chinese Government opposing loan to the Nigerian government as a display of foolishness.
The youths, under the aegis of Ekiti Kete Youth Forum, expressed as shocking, disappointing, uncultured, unnecessary and unconstitutional, the recent treasonable act committed by Fayose against the Nigerian government and her people.
“The decision of the governor to attempt frustrating the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in his effort to redeem the political image and also resuscitate, restructure and reposition the battered economy of the nation is not only unfortunate, but also insane,” they said.
The youths, in a statement issued and signed by Comrade Tope Idowu, Director of Media and Publicity said it has now become obvious that Fayose is not in any way working in the common interest of Nigerians and Nigeria.
“Though we are not unaware of his political hatred for President Muhammadu Buhari even before he became the president of Nigeria, but the display of such hatred should not be to the detriment of the progress of Nigeria.
Initially we thought Fayose was playing a progressive opposition, aiming at putting the President on his feet and making him deliver on his electioneering promises, but his recent decision to write the Chinese government not to support Nigeria government at this very sensitive and critical period is totally insane and worrisome.
“Ordinarily, we expected the governor to know better that such an act is criminal, unfair, insane and a breach of the oath of office under the Schedule Seven of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he sworn to protect and uphold. For God’s sake, Mr. Fayose is not the only Governor in the opposition parties in Nigeria, and sad enough, he is the least of the opposition Governors, morally and education wise.
“We, Ekiti Youths are seriously getting worried as our governor is becoming a monumental tragedy, exposing us to social ridicule and destroying our pride as a people, that probably God has deliberately given us Governor Fayose as a punishment.
But we pray that this time should pass away as quick as possible. To set the record straight, it is imperative to again reiterate our utmost displeasure over the unnecessary and frequent display of lack of intelligent by our state Governor.
“The absurdity of this act has left us with no other choice than to dissociate the entirety of Ekiti youths from the insanity. So that the people of Nigeria who mean well for this great nation, the Nigerian government and the Chinese government to know that Fayose does not represents or reflects the general view of Ekiti people.
“We of the Ekiti Kete Youth Forum wish to urge the Chinese government to disregard his letter and throw it into the dustbin of irrelevance as Governor Fayose is a man of questionable character, with no academic and moral credential.
We also wish to intimate the Chinese government with the facts it should put into check before considering taken Mr. Fayose serious,” the youths said.
The body demanded an unreserved apology from Fayose over the show of shame he put up at a train station in china, saying the idea of a whole governor posing and taking selfie in a public place with the intention of fooling his people like a local champion who had never seen civilization before was the most ridiculous idea any public officer can ever conceive.
“We demand the immediate refund of the state money which Mr. Fayose spent on the fruitless and shameful trip he made to china just to take selfie at a train station. That the Anthony General of the Federation (AGF) institute a case of treason against Mr. Fayose over his breach of Schedule Seven (7) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic which he sworn to upon at all time.
“We demand in clear explanation with proof from the Governor Fayose led-government of Ekiti State on how it spent the bailout fund and the federal projects’ refunded money made by the Federal Government, as no visible capital project has been initiated and successfully completed in the state by the current administration, yet it has refused to pay the workers for many month, even when the governor gets his allowances and security vote fully paid on a monthly basis without any form of delay.
“We call on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to come to our rescue as quick as possible, because with the rate at which the governor is handling the finances of the state, the state may end being poorer than a church rat,” they said.