Outspoken Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to accept the advise of the hed of the National Peace committee and not be carried away by the moment.
General Abdulsalami Abubakar who is the head of the National Peace Committee and paid a visit to the President last week and sought to prevail on the President to adopt a lenient approach to the planned probe of former public officials.
In a rather puzzling reaction, Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said in a statement, “The Peace Committee has reminded the President that he is not heading a military government and with the calibre of Nigerians in the committee, their wise counsel should not be ignored.
“These are Nigerians who don’t need personal favours from the President and he should get the message very clearly that he is being told not to act as a dictator,”
Gov. Fayose has vowed to always speak out to always speak out in order to ensure a robust democracy. The statement further reads “Opposition is one of the roots on which democracy stands and any President or governor that does not want opposition will eventually become a dictator.
“I want to state without fear or favour that I will continue to speak the truth no matter whose ox is gored.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and no one can intimidate me or the good people of Ekiti State who freely and overwhelmingly gave me their mandate.
“Democracy as a form of government thrives on our ability to ask questions and get answers from our leaders.”