Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has blasted president Muhammadu Buhari for
trying to “cow” him into acting under his instructions. Fayose, who
enjoys immunity as a governor under the Nigerian constitution is alleged
to have been recently placed on a travel ban by the president.
Speaking via his Media aide Lere Olayinka Fayose said:
“I am not surprised or disappointed by this latest plot of the Buhari’s
government because the President Buhari that we know is a man without
any atom of respect for the rights of Nigerians and this he demonstrated
as a military dictator and now demonstrating as an elected president.
the federal system of government, state governors are not appendages of
the President and as a leading opposition figure in Nigeria, he cannot
be cowed by President Muhammadu Buhari and his agents.
dangerous dimension of compelling a sitting governor that enjoys
constitutional immunity like the President to obtain clearance from the
Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS) before
travelling out of Nigeria can ever be contemplated.”