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Ayo Fayose ‘Buhari truncated the future of many Yorubas,’ Governor says

The governor also accused Buhari of jailing Yoruba leaders and truncating the future of many members of the tribe.

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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

(Vanguard)

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has said that the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari should ask for forgiveness from Yorubas and not votes.

The governor also accused Buhari of jailing Yoruba leaders and truncating the future of many members of the tribe.

Fayose made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.

It reads:

“Buhari’s coup of 1983 destroyed the Southwest and the old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta) as it put an end to the developmental programmes of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) government in the Southwest States of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun and Ondo, as well as Bendel State.”

“If Buhari had not cancelled the metroline project out of vendetta, transportation problems in Lagos would have been solved permanently. The metroline project would have made life easier and changed the face of transport in Lagos. But Buhari cancelled it and even went ahead to pay compensation to the French company that handled it. Buhari’s action cost Lagosians over $78 million then.”

 “In Yorubaland, we were enjoying free education and free health before Buhari came. Then, all that was needed to go to primary and secondary schools was school uniform. Drugs were free. Apart from free education and free health, the Southwest witnessed rapid development.

“For all that they did for us in Yorubaland, what did Buhari do to Jakande, Ajasin, Bola Ige and Bisi Onabanjo? He jailed them and Bisi Onabanjo came out of prison with health issues that eventually claimed his life.”

“What did Buhari do to reward Awolowo, whose party gave us free education and free health? Awolowo’s international passport was seized and he was prevented from travelling abroad for medical treatment. Awolowo died two years after!”

“In 1984 that Buhari introduced school fees, thousands of our youths then dropped out of school. Therefore, Buhari who truncated the future of many of our people and jailed our leaders who served our land selflessly should be seeking forgiveness from Yoruba people, not votes.”

Fayose has repeatedly attacked Buhari and has said that the APC candidate would never become Nigeria’s president.

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