Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum on Wednesday urged Nigerians to rise in unison to pray to God to save Nigeria from imminent collapse.
Fayose said that going by the way things were going and deceit Nigerians were being subjected to, “Nigeria is in dire need of divine salvation at this critical time”.
He said it was time for men of good conscience to come together, irrespective of the political affiliations to salvage the country from this present state of uncertainty, which he attributed to the clue-lessness and insincerity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government.
“It is painful that those who used falsehood to take over power are still ruling the country with lies”, he said.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, “For how long is Nigeria going to be governed based on lies, vendetta and political intolerance?
“For how long is this so-called fight against corruption going to be about members of the opposition alone?
“The economy is almost gone, with nothing being done to revive it. Rights of Nigerians to choose who govern them in a free, fair and credible election no longer exist.
“Even the rights of Nigerians to life are under threat under this government as people are now being killed helplessly.
“Like I said before, Nigeria is now more divided than ever before. The number of Nigerians killed extra-judicially and by Boko Haram insurgents and herdsmen in the last 22 months far outnumbered those who lost their lives between 2011 and 2015.
“Our country has now become a nation where you can only be corrupt if you are not in the good books of the Presidency.
“Four people can now be charged to court for alleged corruption this month, and by next month, three of them will become prosecution witnesses after charges against them had been withdrawn.
“Not only that; those previously accused of corruption and charged to court are even being appointed into sensitive positions.
“Even professional prosecutors hired by the federal government are being frustrated out of their jobs just because they refused to dance to the nepotistic tune of the cabal in the presidency.
“Most importantly, apart from economic uncertainty, the country is also faced with political uncertainty, such that there is palpable anxiety as to what to expect next.
“Therefore, Nigeria needs divine help more than ever before and lovers of the country must keep praying to God to in His infinite mercies, intervene in the affairs of Nigeria.”
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