I will move against Tinubu if he derails, says Fayose
The former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he will move against Bola Ahmed Tinubu if the president derails from his campaign promises to Nigerians.
Fayose said this on Thursday following his courtesy visit to Tinubu at the State House in Abuja while he also promised to support the president in his effort to salvage Nigeria.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who addressed newsmen further commented on his character consistency.
He said that, although he is known to be supporting the president, he would, however, not hesitate to attack him if he is found wanting in his promises to Nigerians.
“I want to say to you that Nigerians know me very well when President Buhari was to come. From day one, I made it very clear that the President will not do well,” Fayose said.
“I did not hide, I was open to it and I said it repeatedly. May I say to you, ladies and gentlemen of the press, let me tell you, if Asiwaju turns back on his promise, all he said when he was campaigning, I will be the first to talk.
“I am not timid o and I don’t shy away from facing challenges. But the man I have seen today, I don’t eulogize and I don’t praise to curry favour, I am no more a small boy.
“Let me tell you, the man I saw today and for the actions we have seen, means well for Nigeria. But if there’s any reason to derail, it will not be deliberate and we will all be able to draw his attention to his brief as the President and Commander-in-Chief of our country.
“Let us be optimistic, let us be hopeful and let us believe that there will be a turnaround,” Fayose stated.
Fayose who recalled that he has always respected Tinubu, pointed out that the president has performed really well in his first one month since he assumed office while asking every Nigerian to rally around him so he can do more.
“The steps so far taken can readily give us the direction of this government. Elections have come and gone, without prejudice to the courts,” he said.
“But it’s no more time for campaign or selling a political party, it is time to govern Nigeria for the benefit of children yet unborn and those of us that are still here and to equally let you know that I had a very wonderful time with the President.
“You will see him very alert and very clearly in the direction he wants to take the country, but he can’t do it alone, he needs all of us.
“Whosoever is on the saddle, we must stand by him, we must give our best and I want to tell you that people like me, others like Governor Wike, Governor Makinde and other wonderful Nigerians, we have made up our minds that it is better to stand with a man of vision and to stand with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the betterment of our country. That is why I’m here,” he said.
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