Fayose Talks Tough, Says DSS Invasion of Ekiti State Won’t Stop Him from Jabbing at FG
not stop criticizing the Federal Government over its bad policies
despite the recent clamp down on state officials by men of the
Department of State Security (DSS).
The governor, who arrived the state from Abuja where he had been since
Sunday to attend PDP meeting, said no policy of the FG that is
inimical to the welfare of the people would be spared his
According to a press statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press
Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose who was reacting to the
development for the first time since DSS officials invaded the House
of Assembly Complex, Ado-Ekiti and whisked four lawmakers away said he
remained resolute in his determination to criticise obnoxious policies
of the president in the interest of Nigeria and our democracy.
The Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, was also arrested by
DSS officers but was released late Tuesday night.
“The Bible says people with God are in majority. This is not the
first time people will harass me. It is a conspiracy and it will
collapse like other attempts before it. I will remain critical of the
activities of the Federal Government, especially when they do things
that are inimical to the welfare of Nigerians.
“Imagine the questions they asked my Commissioner for Finance, they
asked him if the Federal Government has reimbursed the state
government on works done on federal roads. But the records are with
them in Abuja, can’t they check? We have nothing to hide and they
are only chasing shadows and are time wasters.
“Telling the Federal Government that the economy is in trouble and
that the President should stay at home to face governance is not a
crime and is part of my rights as a citizen of this country. I am
like a tree planted by the bank of a river that brings forth its
fruits in due season,” he said.
On the allegation that some people offered some lawmakers $1 million to impeach him, the governor expressed implicit confidence in the lawmakers.
“I am just coming from Abuja and I know that our lawmakers are solid
guys and their future and mine are tied together. When the APC was at
its peak in the state and they wanted to use 19 lawmakers to impeach
me, they failed woefully and they will still fail again. This is a
storm in a tea cup. They are not just starting I defeated them in all
courts in the land. I won’t deter from saying the truth about the FG.
“We are in the morning we have not seen what the night is going to be.
If it is me that brought myself here they will succeed, but if it is
God, they will have to first overcome God before overcoming me,” the