The Minister of Solid Minerals Development and a former governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi has described Governor Ayodele Fayose's allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari plots to unseat him as the “eruption of an infantile mind.”
Fayose had claimed that Buhari ordered the military enquiry into the alleged use of soldiers to manipulate the June 21, 2014, governorship election in Ekiti State, as a plot to remove him as the state Governor.
Speaking on on ADABA 88.9 FM, Akure, on Saturday, Dec. 26, Fayemi said Buhari had nothing to do with the probe, noting that it was the decision the Military High Command.
In his assessment of the state, the Minister described Fayose's administration as “trial-and-error government” and a “government of lottery”. He stated that the Governor was not ready for governance, which is why, according to him (Fayemi), the Ekiti government has been reduced to comedy.
Fayemi said: “The (Fayose’s) allegation is rubbish and so typical of the governor to reduce everything to his own imagination. To the best of my knowledge, President Buhari is no longer a military ruler.
“But if the military, in its wisdom, decides to investigate the role of soldiers in elections in Osun, Ekiti, Rivers and Abia, what has that got to do with President Buhari or the Federal Executive Council?
“He (Fayose) is only trying to draw attention to himself, he wants a response and nobody has responded to him either at party level or governmental level.
“This is the eruption of an infantile mind. We don’t want to dignify him with any response on what he has been saying about President Buhari.”
On the outrage over taxes imposed by the Fayose administration, Fayemi said there was nothing bad about taxation but the interest of the people must be put into consideration and there should be an interface with them before such an action is taken.