Mr. Oluwasegun Fayose, eldest brother to Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the governor recent actions, saying it all amounted to challenging the authority of the Nigerian people.
He said this in Ibadan on Sunday while reacting to the former governor’s trip and deeds in China.
Oluwasegun said his younger brother overstepped his boundary as a state governor by asking China not to grant loan to Nigeria.
“When i heard that he went to China with the president, I was so annoyed. To me, that is called ‘insurrection’. It was a challenge to the authority of the country. Under normal circumstances, he should not have been allowed to come back to this country. To me, President Muhammadu Buhari is too soft. Nigerians have chosen their president, and when someone like Ayo Fayose is challenging the authority of the president, he is challenging the authority of Nigerians. This has to stop, otherwise, I do not want to be a Nigerian again. I am extremely annoyed. My children said they cannot live in this country. I want to come back and enjoy my life. I do not want to be abused on the street because someone bears the family name.”
He also condemned the governor’s instruction to farmers in the state to attack herdsmen in defence and retaliation.
According to Oluwasegun, the order does not portray his brother as a true leader and that the governor was dragging the family’s name in the mud.
I totally disagree with him. I do not like what he is doing. He is dragging the family name in the mud. I read in national dailies that Ayo Fayose inciting was inciting Ekiti people against herdsmen. I have never seen where a leader talks like this before. I spent most of life in Europe. I left Nigeria in 1976. I have children who are still there. I want them to be able to come home. I do not want to be harrassed. Let it be on record that I do not support this kind of aggressive method of governance. He is too vulgar for my liking. And this nonsense must stop.”
“All I want is that he should be silent when he does not have noble things to say.”