Fayose: Lai Mohammed must name 15 ex-governors, 55 Nigerians that stole N1.34tr

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to make public names of the 15 former governor and 55 Nigerians that he claimed stole N1.34 trillion between 2006 and 2013 or keep his mouth shut permanently.

He said; “The reality is that the APC Federal Government has
destroyed the economy within eight months in power and rather than look
for solutions to the problems facing Nigeria, Lai Mohammed
and his cohorts are branding bogus figures about stolen money just to
cover up their lack of solution to the country’s economic problems.”

The governor, who also described as disgraceful, bringing the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh to
court in handcuff, said; “Even the masterminds of Mandala and Nyanya
bomb blasts, Kabiru Sokoto and Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche were not handcuffed
when they were arraigned in court.”

In a release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose
said it was funny that close to one year after it won the presidential
election, the President Mohammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress
(APC) federal government was still operating as if it was campaigning
for votes.

The governor said; “They are turning governance to Nollywood, such
that when one movie is about to end, they release another one. As it
appears that the $2.1 billion arms deal movie is getting to an end, Lai Mohammed introduced another movie titled; N1.34 trillion loot. “Unfortunately for them this time around, Nigerians have become tired of watching the Federal Government movies, they now want reality. Nigerians
are now aware of the scam in the $2.1 billion arms deal movie having
seen that the amount those already charged to court were charged with is
not more than N10 billion and $2.1 billion is over N600 billion.

“Therefore, Lai Mohammed must either tell Nigerians
details of the 15 former governors and 55 people that he claimed stole
N1.34 trillion, where the stolen money is kept and bring back the money
or apologise to Nigerians
for lying.” While describing the persistent claim by the federal
government that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) destroyed Nigeria for
16 years as hypocritical, Governor Fayose said Nigerians
must begin to ask which party majority of those presently ruling the
country under the APC government were between 1999 and 2014.

“Majority of those who ran the Federal Government between 1999 and
2003 under the PDP are in the APC government today. President, vice
president, ministers, governors, senators and House of Reps members who
were part of the PDP government are now in APC. Yet, APC keeps telling Nigerians that PDP ruined the country. This hypocrisy must stop,” he said.

The governor, who insisted that due process of the law must be
followed in fighting corruption, noted that disobedience to court orders
itself is a criminal offence that is more grievous than corruption. He
said no amount of harassment and intimidation will silence opposition in
the country, saying President Buhari and his men should rather get used
to the reality that opposition must exist in a democracy.

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