Emerging facts, on Thursday, revealed that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is making frantic efforts to meet with the United States of America, USA, President-Elect, Donald Trump, immediately he is sworn in, on January 20.
Sources revealed to Post-Nigeria, that the planned meeting was to, “see how Donald Trump would help the opposition, to ease out President Muhammadu, come 2019”.
Confirming the report, Fayose on Wednesday evening, called on Trump, to stop Buhari’s moves to perpetuate himself in office beyond 2019, using the instrument of coercion and intimidation.
In a statement made available to Post-Nigeria, through his Spokesman, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said the arrest of the former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shettima, was part of the plot by the cabal in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to incapacitate opposition figures in the country financially, before the 2019 general elections.
“Buhari’s second term ambition, will not be realised on the basis of intimidation, harassment, and persecution of opposition figures, as well as annihilation of their financial strength.
“Instead of running after those that they perceived as threat to the President’s 2019 ambition, they should rather save Nigerians from hunger and sufferings, now ravaging the land.”
“It is also obvious that those holding power in Katsina State presently, are finding it difficult to match Shema’s unprecedented performance while in office, and have opted for his persecution, just to cover up their failure,”‎ the statement reads.

The Governor further lamented, that all actions of the APC-led Federal Government, were geared towards the achievement of President Buhari’s second term, and not the well-being of Nigerians; many of whom can barely feed, owing to bad policies of the government.
He said: “it is another sad experience in democratic governance in Nigeria, that someone like Alhaji Shema, who performed remarkably well as Katsina State Governor, and even left over N3 billion in the State’s treasury, is now being humiliated ostensibly, just because some people believed that the only way they can perpetuate themselves in power beyond 2019, is by destroying the opposition.
“Despite that Alhaji Shema made himself available to the EFCC, on September 16, 2016, he was kept in detention for more than two weeks, just to humiliate him, as directed by those who presently hold power in Katsina and Abuja. Even when Alhaji Shema was arraigned in court, on Tuesday, the EFCC even went to the extent of asking the court to remand him in prison. This is ridiculous!”
Calling on the international community, especially Trump, and other world leaders, to help in saving democracy in Nigeria, Governor Fayose said: “This continuous use of the EFCC and other agencies of the Federal Government, to humiliate and oppress those perceived as threat to the APC holding on power beyond 2019, is a threat to democracy in the country, and must not be allowed to continue.

“The international community should ask President Buhari, why only opposition figures are the ones being arrested and tried by the EFCC. What has happened to all those petitions submitted to the EFCC against close Aides of the President, and serving members of his cabinet?
“Obviously, the EFCC now exists as the APC’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and those foreign organisations donating funds to the Commission, should be mindful of their funds being used to persecute ‎the opposition.”


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