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Fayose: Lai Mohammed Must Name 15 Ex-Governors, 55 Nigerians That Stole N1.34tr

By Lere Olayinka
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the Minister of

Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to make public names of the 15

former governor and 55 Nigerians that he claimed stole N1.34 trillion

between 2006 and 2013 or keep his mouth shut permanently.

He said; “The reality is that the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal Government has destroyed the economy within eight months in

power and rather than look for solutions to the problems facing

Nigeria, Lai Mohammed and his cohorts are branding bogus figures about

stolen money just to cover up their lack of solution to the country’s

economic problems.”
The governor, who also described as disgraceful, bringing the Peoples

Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh to

court in handcuff, said; “Even the masterminds of Mandala and Nyanya

bomb blasts, Kabiru Sokoto and Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche were not handcuffed

when they were arraigned in court.”
In a release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications

and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was funny that

close to one year after it won the presidential election, the

President Mohammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) federal

government was still operating as if it was campaigning for votes.

The governor said; “They are turning governance to Nollywood, such

that when one movie is about to end, they release another one. As it

appears that the $2.1 billion arms deal movie is getting to an end,

Lai Mohammed introduced another movie titled; N1.34 trillion loot.

“Unfortunately for them this time around, Nigerians have become tired

of watching the Federal Government movies, they now want reality.

Nigerians are now aware of the scam in the $2.1 billion arms deal

movie having seen that the amount those already charged to court were

charged with is not more than N10 billion and $2.1 billion is over

N600 billion.
“Therefore, Lai Mohammed must either tell Nigerians details of the 15

former governors and 55 people that he claimed stole N1.34 trillion,

where the stolen money is kept and bring back the money or apologise

to Nigerians for lying.”
While describing the persistent claim by the federal government that

the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) destroyed Nigeria for 16 years as

hypocritical, Governor Fayose said Nigerians must begin to ask which

party majority of those presently ruling the country under the APC

government were between 1999 and 2014.
“Majority of those who ran the Federal Government between 1999 and

2003 under the PDP are in the APC government today. President, vice

president, ministers, governors, senators and House of Reps members

who were part of the PDP government are now in APC. Yet, APC keeps

telling Nigerians that PDP ruined the country. This hypocrisy must

stop,” he said.
The governor, who insisted that due process of the law must be

followed in fighting corruption, noted that disobedience to court

orders itself is a criminal offence that is more grievous than

corruption.
He said no amount of harassment and intimidation will silence

opposition in the country, saying President Buhari and his men should

rather get used to the reality that opposition must exist in a

democracy.