Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state has responded to the accusations that he is funding secessionist group, Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
The accusations have come from members of the All Progressive Congress party (APC) claiming that Fayose is a sponsor of IPOB and continues to disrespect the authority of Nigeria’s president.
Taiwo Olatunbosun, the state party publicity secretary in a statement released said that Fayose is on a rampage to pull down the Buhari administration so as to escape answering to all his crimes.
“He led a campaign to the Chinese Embassy in Abuja and later to Shanghai, the Chinese capital, to urge the Chinese government not to lend hands in helping Nigeria out of recession. Relentlessly, he led hate campaigns against the symbol of the Nigerian authority, President Muhammadu Buhari, wishing him dead, including hounding and haunting the President across the world, including on his sick bed, and threatening to expose the President on a life-support machine, all these in spite of swearing to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to be loyal to the Nigerian state and her President, the statement read.
“He went further as reported in the media on May 25, 2017 that ‘Ekiti State is now part of Biafra’, which drew the ire of several Yoruba groups as reported in the media. Not done, while Nigerians and indeed the country’s leaders were celebrating Nigeria’s exit from recession, Fayose was the only governor across the country who dismissed the celebration as a ruse, maintaining that Nigeria was still in a deep economic mess even though in his state, he is the biggest stumbling block to the survival of Ekiti people by diverting all loans he took to pay workers salary to needless projects contracts awarded to his friends’ companies in which he allegedly has interest”.
“His support for Kanu in funds mobilisation for his treasonable act and the activities of Fayose’s media men in promoting the Biafran cause only point to one agenda to destabilise Nigeria and that has proved us right that Fayose has no agenda than the destabilisation of Nigeria to enable him to escape all illegal and criminal activities linked to him in recent past”.
To these allegations Fayose has taken to his social media page to say that the only reason he is being accused of funding IPOB is because he openly condemned the killingsperpetuated by the military in the South East. See his tweets below.