The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has maintained that he will keep criticising the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration even if he ends up being incarcerated.
The Ekiti State Governor made the statement during a programme on Orange 94.5 FM in Akure, Ondo state capital.
Fayose maintained that his silence will result to greater suffering of the masses, he added that he does not hate the President but is driven by a greater goal of seeing Nigerians enjoy the dividends of democracy.
He said: “I don’t hate President Buhari but what I have been saying is truth and he knows I have been saying the truth.
“I was 24 years old when he became military head of state, and that was the same way things were difficult. We queued up before we could purchase essential commodities.
“I am saying the truth so that the president can do things that will benefit the people of this country. They want to shut me up, but I will not stop talking… I will continue to talk even in incarceration. If I stop talking Nigerian masses will suffer.”
Fayose also addressed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s case against him over alleged connection with the Office of the Former National Security Adviser, ONSA, Sambo Dasuki describing the case as nothing but a “vendetta mission” by the federal government.
He said: “I have never seen Dasuki before and I don’t work in his office.
“They are on vendetta mission. They said I collected money from Dasuki and I have told them that I did not collect a dime from Dasuki. I have N300m in my fixed deposit account in Zenith Bank and I declared it in my assets declaration form.
“I have challenged them to publish the statement made to the EFCC by Dasuki where he said he gave Senator Musiliu Obanikoro money to give me or where Obanikoro himself said he gave me money.
“Since they have seen that the Dasuki money issue won’t offer them the implication of Fayose that they desperately needed, they are now harassing contractors in the state. But I can assure them that their efforts will come to nothing.”