Fayoses calls for Buhari’s resignation

.Says nothing to celebrate at 60

By Valentine Amanze

The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has called for President Muhammadu Buhari to step down as Nigeria celebrates its 60th anniversary in the midst of hunger and starvation.

He said that the only thing that would gladden the heart of Nigerians now would be the announcement of the resignation of Buhari, lamenting that the once vibrant nation was presently in coma and on life-support.

The former governor, who said there was nothing to celebrate in a
country bedevilled with insecurity, hunger, corruption and
bad governance, added that President Buhari's resignation would serve
as a life-restoring parting gift for Nigerians.

In his Independence message via his media aide, Lere Olayinka, the former governor described Nigeria as a cowed nation, saying, "It is no longer a democracy when people cannot ventilate their grievances against government freely."

He said that the Police warning that any form of rally or protest from any group of persons would not be allowed was a display of crudity and affront on the constitution of Nigeria, which guarantees Nigerians rights to associate and express themselves against government.

"The government is for the people and not the people for the
government. It must therefore be accountable to people. The police must also be mindful of the fact that they are part of the society.
They have wives and children, who are also being affected by the rudderless government under which a bag of rice rose from N7,000 in
2015 to N32,000 now.

"The reality is that Nigerians are not happy with the present situation of the country. More so that this present government appears to be the worst in the history of Nigeria.

"Nigerians are not happy about the debts accumulated by this government because they can't see anything being done with the money borrowed.

"They are angry that they can no longer go to their farms, travel on the roads and even sleep in their homes without the fear of being kidnapped, killed or raped by armed bandits.

"Nobody wants Nigeria to disintegrate. Rather, Nigerians want to live their lives normally without minding which party is in government, and as it appears, living in Nigeria has been made extremely difficult by this government. Painfully, most of those who are desirous of leaving the country for greener pastures abroad are unable to do so because
advanced countries are banning Nigerians from coming to their

"The already weak shoulders of Nigerians are being made to carry too much burden and they have rights to show their displeasure," Fayose said.

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