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2019: Nigeria will be doomed should Buhari return – Fayose

Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that Nigeria would be doomed if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected for a second term in 2019.

He made this known on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call on Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who had their residences invaded by security personnel on Tuesday morning.

Fayose said the siege on the homes of the nation’s leading lawmakers pointed to a new level of desperation by the Buhari-led Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in their bid to retain power at all costs.

Particularly deploring the attack on Ekweremadu, Fayose said the APC would not have found itself in power if the PDP had done the same to leading opposition figures ahead of the 2015 general election.

He said, “Why we are here is to equally salute their courage for doing what they have done to salvage from these government of beasts which have no use for humanity.

“Beasts destroy, beasts cannot be cultured, beasts cannot be managed, beast have come to destroy the country.

“Let me say that we want to condemn in totality what happened to the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu. It shows the level of their status. They behave like defeated souls who will stop at nothing to remain in power. If PDP had done this ahead of 2015 election, these people will not be in power.

“I want them to know that every plan without God will fail. I want the senators not to be intimidated. They should continue to struggle to make sure that this country is freed from the shackles of these taskmasters.

“Everybody needs to come together to drive away this government. If this man should return as president, we will be doomed financially.”

Hailing the 15 senators who announced their defection from the APC, Fayose added, “It is long overdue. All the shenanigans in Ekiti, all the manipulations in Ekiti, this was one of the reasons they did that to make sure they intimidate and prevent them from carrying out this national defection.

“They are defecting because of Nigerians, not PDP. Just that PDP is the credible alternative.

“If you look at killings, nobody even counts anymore. It has gone beyond counting. What they do represents the feeling of Nigerians.”

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