Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State made history on Saturday by being the first governor to go on strike, in solidarity with workers in the state who are on strike to protest non-payment of salaries. Less than 24 hours, the maverick governor has said that God is angry with Buhari over the shedding of innocent blood by the administration.
At a church service on Sunday, June 5, 2016, Fayose blamed the financial woes of his state on the failed administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said he decided to join the strike because he understood that Buhari’s government had “failed and would continue to fail” in revamping the nation’s economy.
He also predicted that the Buhari government will not be able to recover from the current economy crisis and that God is angry with the president and only allowed Buhari to win the election so that he would be exposed.
According to the spokesperson of the Ekiti State house of assembly, Stephen Gbadamosi, Fayose made the remarks at the Government House Chapel, Ado Ekiti, during a thanksgiving service to mark the first anniversary of the 5th assembly in Ekiti.
“I am not a prophet of doom, but I must tell you the truth. It is this economic downturn that will pull down the Buhari-led government. Mark my word. The economy will improve, but it will be too late in the life of the Buhari-led government,” Gbadamosi quoted Fayose as saying.
“God is angry with the Buhari-led government. It is shedding the blood of too many innocent people.
“Soldiers would enter the home of poor village people and gun them down in cold blood. There is too much of blood-shedding. Look at what they did to that innocent woman in Kano.
“I am telling you that God allowed them to get into government so that they would be exposed; so that everyone would see their inability and hypocrisy.”
In Enugu, the Anglican archbishop, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma has denounced Buhari’s government for the killings of unarmed pro-Biafra protesters in the south eastern part of Nigeria. In an explosive interview, the clergyman branded Buhari as corrupt and said that his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, came in “colours of deceit”.