Hours after exchanging handshakes with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council of State meeting on Thursday at the Aso Rock Villa, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has gone back to what he enjoys, criticising the president.

In a Thursday statement, the governor described the president as presiding over “the worst form of corruption” in Nigeria’s history.

This followed the release of Transparency International’s latest report on perception of corruption in Nigeria.

In the latest report by the respected body, Nigeria dropped from 136 to 148 on the perception of corruption scale.

Fayose said the latest report “placed a question mark on the President’s claim to integrity” and confirmed what he had always said about the president.

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In a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Fayose said, “Transparency International only confirmed what I have said before that President Buhari is only hiding under anti-corruption fight to harass his perceived political foes while protecting corrupt people in his government.

“Fact is that President Buhari is presiding over the worse form of corruption in the history of Nigeria and the good thing is that despite their propaganda, they have not been able to hide the rot in their government from the eagle eyes of international organisations like the Transparency International.”

Fayose called on Buhari to stop deceiving Nigeria’s with his phantom fight against corruption, saying “messy” occurrences since the president’s ascendancy to power had made nonsense of his anti-corruption fight.


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