The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has declared that the protests against him by opposition and its allies will make him more popular and get sympathy of the people, stressing that anybody that fights him is fighting against God who he said has put him in his present position.
Speaking in the July edition of his media chat, Meet Your Governor, which was aired by major electronic media and monitored by The Nation last night, Fayose challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to produce statements from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of State (Defence) Musiliu Obanikoro showing that he collected arms cash from the duo.
He accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of using the opportunity of controlling the Federal Government to intimidate him and muzzle the opposition, even as he quoted some portions in the Bible to substantiate his position that those fighting him are fighting God.
The governor called the APC leaders and other interest groups that trooped out earlier in the day as “people who have no sense and dancing ridiculously before the people” adding that even if they continue their protest everyday for the next one month, it meant nothing to him.
He boasted that despite his latest travails, he is still popular among the people of Ekiti.
According to him, “Is it because APC is now in control of the Federal Government that they are causing this distraction? Those who were in office before me must also be investigated by the EFCC because the petitions to that effect are before them.
“For them, it is war everyday; if it is not government, they will try to bring down the government and that was what they did in 2006. It is only if it was not God that brought me here that will make them to succeed, it was God that made me governor.
“All these useless rallies will be making me more popular; all their rallies against me will make me to get more sympathy from the people. Calling Fayose ole (thief) on the streets means nothing to me and the people.
“You can hold your protest for the next one month; they will only continue to ridicule themselves because Ekiti people have given me their mandate. Those fighting me are fighting God.
“When PDP was controlling Federal Government, they never used the Police or DSS to harass and intimidate people.”