Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, yesterday urged President Muhammdu Buhari to call his political appointees to order, especially presidential appointees who wield the larger-than-life attitude as it could endanger the nation’s democracy.
Fayose, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Idowu Adelusi said if they were not called to order, their action could endager democray.
While stating that the economy had collapsed and the people are suffering, Fayose warned the president to note that Nigerians are discerning and the wool cannot be pulled over their eyes any longer, adding that their patience is fast running out.
“Governance has been reduced to a theatre of the absurd. These appointees of yours are needlessly and embarrassingly flexing muscles and are heating up the polity; they appear to be having fun and regaling themselves at the expense of the nation. “The economy has collapsed and the people are suffering. There is hunger and anger never before witnessed in the land.
Yet, Presidential appointees are preoccupied with trivialities and inanities. Wearing of uniform has suddenly become a Supreme Court matter. Why a man who will not wear uniform went to take a uniformed job beggars belief.
“How someone who has so little respect and scanty regard for an organisation like the Nigeria Customs Service should be made to head the same organisation must baffle right-thinking Nigerians.
“In other societies where people have a sense of decency and decorum, people with such irreconcilable differences would honourably resign their position.
“And where a government finds itself unable to effectively govern, as we appear to have here on our hands, it behoves the head of that government to do the needful,” he said. The governor said Nigerians are beginning to believe that Buhari had lost grip of government.
He said his wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s allegation that a cabal had taken over the government was now cogent, noting that the president’s defence that his wife belongs to “the other room” now rings hollow in the ears of Nigerians based on current happening.
He said: “The saying is that he who appoints can also disappoint. Your appointees are your creation and it is an aberration when they become greater and more powerful than you. Mr. President, the tail is wagging the dog right now. You must take effective and firm action to reverse this ugly and unwholesome trend.