In Benin City, the Capital of Edo State, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, while delivering a convocation lecture of the Benson Idahosa University, said that Nigerians made a grave mistake by voting President Muhammadu Buhari into power, saying that he had reached a stage of diminishing return.
According to Fayose, most people who voted for Buhari did not even know him well, but were brainwashed to vote for change which has now become like a cause to Nigerians.
The governor admitted that he is a controversial person because he does things others are not doing because of fear.
I am controversial because I am doing things others are not doing because they lack the courage and are afraid. Controversy is necessary in a democratic setting , and we must be courageous enough and if you are not controversial, then you are afraid”
Fayose stated that it is time for youths to pilot the affairs of the nation, noting that under his watch, nobody above age 50 would become council chairman and only maximum of 35 is allowed for councilor.
“You can only give your best at your best. Our president is at diminishing return as at today. I should be quoted.
“We cannot all sleep and face one direction. Idahosa did not do these things when he was close to his grave; he did them at his prime when he had the energy to make a difference. “How do you give laptop or I-pad to a seventy-something year’s old man? How can we continue to struggle with our sons for positions meant for them?”
Regarding call for the nation’s restructuring, the governor said that “the restructuring should be in such a way that every nation that makes up this country must be respected for what they are”
Governor Fayose also hailed Senator Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that “he is our leader in Yorubaland, forget politics and it does not matter he is in the APC.”