The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Chief Segun Oni have both condemned the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, over his comments on President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposal to secure a loan from China.
Fayose had last week written a letter to the Chinese government, asking it to ignore President Buhari’s proposal to secure a $2bn loan for Nigeria. In the letter to President Xi Jinping of China, Fayose said “the government of China should be mindful of the fact that Nigerians, irrespective of their political and religious affiliations, are totally opposed to increment of the country’s debt burden, which is already being serviced with 25 per cent of the Federal Government annual budget.”
But the APC national chairman has responded to Fayose’s comments, saying that they were based on ignorance on issues affecting the country. He said, “Most people do not recognise the very sorry state of the nation’s economy and the fact that the country’s economy was ran aground and the crashed economy which contributed in no small measure towards the crash of crude oil from N120 per barrel to a miserable N30 to N40 per barrel at the international market.
“I hope Fayose did not really do what we are told he did. I don’t think even he is capable as descending into these low depths. But if he did, I feel sorry for him and the people of the state. Nigerians should ask Fayose what he was doing in China. Anyway, we are not bothered; the President is not bothered.”
In a statement from his Media Office, Chief Segun Oni said Fayose needed spiritual deliverance from emotional bondage.
Oni said, “Governor Fayose was in his characteristic state of hallucination when he wrote the letter and claimed, while reveling in his world of ecstatic fantasy, to be voicing the opinion of Nigerians.
“Fayose’s seemingly strange behaviour is not strange to people like us, as he is only behaving to type.
“We called the attention of the people to his conduct years ago, during his first term as governor, after the under-the-barb-wire drama at the airport, that any governor, who chooses to pass under the barb-wire at an international airport, whatever the circumstance, cannot be a normal person and should have his fitness for the exalted office ascertained.”