Fayose ‘Buhari might refuse to go in 2019,’ Governor says

Fayose made the comment while criticizing Buhari for travelling to The Gambia to convince President Yahya Jammeh to leave office.

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and President Muhammadu Buhari play

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and President Muhammadu Buhari

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that President Muhammadu Buhari might refuse to leave office in 2019.

Fayose made the comment while criticizing Buhari for travelling to The Gambia to convince President Yahya Jammeh to leave office.

The governor made the comment via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.

The statement reads:

“A man like Buhari under whose free, fair and credible elections no longer exist lacks moral rights to preach obedience to democratic principles to anyone.”

“With what happened in Rivers State last weekend, it is certain that votes of Nigerians will no longer be allowed to count as the APC cabal in the Presidential villa has now assumed the roles of INEC, allocating votes to their party and using security agents to force their will on the people.

“Did President Buhari face Jammeh and advised him to accept defeat the way he (Buhari) conceded defeat in 2003, 2007 and 2011 when violence was instigated and several people, including Youth Corp members were killed? Or did Buhari lecture Jammeh to take to democracy at gunpoint, which is now the norm in Nigeria?

“How can Buhari, who has destroyed the legacy of free, fair and credible elections that was handed over to him, be the one to prevail on someone else to adhere to democratic principles?

“Nigerians are worried about the possibility of Buhari behaving like Jammeh in 2019 after he must have been defeated and that the international community may need a high-powered delegation to pilot his rampaging bull out of Nigerians china shop.”

Buhari visited Jammeh with a delegation of African leaders after the latter annulled the country’s elections which he lost.

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Jammeh initially conceded defeat to opponent, Adama Barrow but later changed his mind.