Buhari’s Apology Not Enough, He Should Respect Rule Of Law, Nigerians’ Opinions – Fayose

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said the apology offered by President Mohammadu Buhari on his failure to conduct free, fair and credible elections since he assumed office and his abuse of rule of law and regulations, especially on his dissolution of Governing Councils of universities was not enough, adding that the President should rather respect rule of law and rights of Nigerians to hold opinions.

While addressing his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), President

Buhari had apologised for dissolving governing councils of

universities along with the boards of parastatal agencies and also

declared that he did not succeed in the election in Kogi, Bayelsa and

Rivers States.
Reacting through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and

New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “The best apology from

President Buhari is to repent and purge himself of dictatorial

tendencies and begin to see Nigeria as his Constituency, not the

Hausa/Fulani and his APC members only.”
Governor Fayose, who described the apology as admittance that the

President was not governing the country right since he assume office,

added that the President must go a step further by holding his men,

who caused the killings in Rivers State accountable for the crime they

The governor said the President must also apologise to the Agatu

people of Benue State for looking the other way when Fulani herdsmen

were killing over 500 of their people, including pregnant women and

He said; “Now that the President has eaten the humble pie by

apologising for being wrong all this while, one wonders where those

who called us names for criticising the President and even plotted to

destabilise our government will hide their sycophantic faces.”

��While it is good to apologise when one is wrong, President Buhari

should be told expressly that Nigerians are not interested in his

apology. Rather, he should turn a new leave and do the right thing by

governing Nigeria in accordance with the 1999 Constitution that he

swore to uphold.
“The President should stop the blackmail, harassment, intimidation and

oppression of perceived political opponents, obey court orders and

stop convicting Nigerians in his own mind.
“He should ask questions as to why INEC produced results sheets for

over 230 polling units in Rivers State with PDP omitted, hold those

responsible for the fraud accountable and question why the INEC

Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has not been able to conduct any

conclusive election since he was appointed.
“Buhari’s men, who invaded Rivers State with soldiers and killed many

people, including youth corp member must be made to face the full

wrath of the law.
“Most importantly, he should stop the Department of State Services

(DSS) from acting as the security agent of the APC in Ekiti State by

going about arresting and detaining without trial for unfounded

allegations that are not within the mandate of the service.

“The President should be reminded that Nigerians are only interested

in being able to feed and live their lives without any encumbrance,

President Buhari should stop making live difficult for Nigerians with

his obnoxious policy that has killed small scale businesses and

rendered millions of Nigerians jobless,” Governor Fayose said.