Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has challenged President Mohammadu Buhari to show the objectivity of his anti-corruption campaign by extending his probes to past administrations.
This was stated in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi.
Fayose said the current leadership in the country should display courage to probe past administrations.
”There should be no sacred cow if truly they have anything to offer.’’ he said.
Fayose is not impressed that 55 years after independence, Nigeria is not witnessing corresponding growth in values.
”Those who are supposed to help propel those core values are muzzling the opposition and the imaginary enemies”.
”The mismanagement of yesteryears, especially since we started the Fourth Republic, should be probed. It will not augur well for our nation if we are selective in the dispensation of justice”.
According to him, the way Buhari handles the November 21 and December 5 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states would determine he is interested in growing democracy in the country.
”Leaders must be equitable and fair to all. Everybody must be diligent in playing our parts. The current civilian dispensation in the country must be supported and allowed to thrive”, he said.
Fayose commended former President, Goodluck Jonathan for his significant role in the last general elections’
”Former President, Goodluck Jonathan played his role and posterity will have a good place for him in history. He anchored free, credible and fair polls that heralded the current leadership in the country. President Jonathan should be declared the hero of our democracy and a man of honour,” he said.
He however, called on the federal government to address the dwindling economic state of the nation.