Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take charge and stop trading blames.
Fayose spoke on Tuesday in reaction to the President’s New Year broadcast and the fuel scarcity witnessed in the country in recent weeks, his Special Assistant on Public communications and New Media, Mr Lere Olayinka, said in a statement.
President Buhari told Nigerians on Monday in his national broadcast that some Nigerians created the fuel scarcity and inflicted hardship on them as part of a “collective blackmail” and vowed to stop them from doing so again.
But Fayose believes the President owes citizens an apology for the difficulty they faced as a result of the fuel crisis.
The president should rather take responsibility, apologise to Nigerians and stop blaming others for his failures because apologising when you are wrong is the hallmark of honest and sincere leaders,” the governor was quoted as saying.
“What is wrong if he had said sorry to Nigerians who are at the receiving end of his bad policies? But in the case of President Buhari, he will always have someone to blame for his own failure.”
Fayose, a vocal critic of the Buhari administration, called on the All Progress Congress-led Federal Government to focus on creating more jobs and preventing further killings going on across the country.
This, he explained, was necessary for the alleviation of the suffering in the land, as the innocent citizens were at the receiving end.
He added, “Nigerians want the President to create jobs for the suffering masses and make life more abundant for them. As at today, everything is wrong with Nigeria under President Buhari.
The country is not secured. Look at the horrific and disheartening killings in Adamawa, Kaduna, Benue, Borno and Rivers States between yesterday and today. The President is totally not in charge of the country.
“The cabals only brief him and whatever they tell him is what he accepts. Nigerians want their president to take charge and stop buck-passing.
“He should show to Nigerians that he is a changed president by bringing those looters in his government to book.