Afenifere also advised Gvernor Fayose to focus on the challenges facing Ekiti state.
Here is why.
Governor Fayose on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for health reasons.
The Ekiti state governor said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was not as powerful as many had thought.
”He (Buhari) can do us the great help by resigning,” Fayose said.
“His absence allows others to suppress and oppress others and that means he is allowing others to suppress their fellow human beings. There are many governments in one and they are clueless. We need an active president going by our numerous challenges.
”How long will Nigerians wait for an incapacitated President? We cannot wait again for somebody to hold us to ransom. I don’t have any bad blood against Buhari.
“Osinbajo has no powers without the president. He owes us the duty to tell us the state of his health.
Reacting to Fayose’s comments, Afenifere in a statement by Yemi Alade, entitled “God, Heal Our Land,” advised the governor to focus on the challenges facing Ekiti state.
The group noted that Governor Fayose was absent at the celebration of this year’s democracy day.
Governor Fayose was described as a parrot by the group for ‘talking at all times, in and out of season.’
The statement reads:
“It is shameful that Ekiti has become a butt of uncanny jokes and fast sliding to be a pariah among other states in Nigeria despite its God-given endowments.
“We wonder the whereabouts of Governor Ayo Fayose during the celebration of Democracy Day, a national activity. He was conspicuously absent from Ekiti for days only to resurface to abuse President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to resign because of ill-health.
“Our governor is now a parrot who must talk at all times in and out of season; we believe that Mr. Governor should devote more time to think on how to move Ekiti forward instead of focusing and dissipating his energy on irrelevant issues.
“Afenifere also wish to sympathize with Ekiti workers that none of whom has received any salary this year, some since October 2016. And yet the governor feels unconcerned so far he can dole out a thousand naira and a cup of rice to the famished workers in the name of his stomach infrastructure, which many have described as a fraud.
“Currently the economic activities of the state has run berserk due to executive misapplication of strategic management of human and business relationship.
“Now, no one is sure of what happens next because of the misunderstanding between government and fuel marketers which has now degenerated into chaos.
“And this has been going on for two full weeks now and unfortunately, government is feeling comfortable and justifying its strategy by pulling down several of the fuel stations for flimsy excuse which not a few have interpreted as mere political vendetta and mere braggadocio on the part of the government.”
Meanwhile, Afenifere recently said the Buhari government has performed poorly in its two years in office.