“I have told the people who brought Buhari will end up inside his stomach. The story is like the story of a rich man who brought a lion home. He stated
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose The former governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele Fayose, seems to be a prophet who predicted that “people who brought Buhari will end up inside his stomach” in 2016.
Fayose likened Buhari to a lion who was brought home by a rich man, when the lion matured, “it chopped the man’s children, got out of the gate, went to the surroundings, those who kept quiet and chopped them too.”
Fayose said this in an interview with Vanguard.
Below are his words when asked to comment on the President’s fight against corruption.
“Nine years doesn’t know what Nigeria represents and that was why they voted for him because you must know who you are giving your life to – who you are giving your future to.
“You must know you are not taking your life to Golgotha. So, as a man who knew President Buhari – then I was in Ibadan. I knew the total misrule of 1984 to 1985 – how the military suffered Nigerians, how a lot of leaders were clamped in chains using decree 2.
“So, President Buhari is living true to type. If you look at the way he is governing Nigeria today, it is the same way he did before; by his appointments, by his taking away the rights of the people, by doing things without recourse to due process.
“Fighting corruption is a great thing. It is good, but anything that does not represent the truth is simply corruption. You’re oppressing some people now either because they are not from your region or because you had issues with them before; it is a mission for vengeance.
“So, let me round it up, there is nothing personal between President Buhari and myself. Let us look at the APC, most of the people they were bashing in those days, but when they get to APC they become saints.
“I have told the people who brought Buhari will end up inside his stomach. The story is like the story of a rich man who brought a lion home.
“They asked him “where did you get lion from”, he said “they gave me, and they know that I have what it takes to keep it in the house” and people were telling the man, because they were afraid to tell him the truth because he is a rich man; they said this thing is usually not domesticated at home, it lives in the bush.
“He said no, it has to be at home. Gradually, the lion became a man-lion.
“First, it chopped the man’s children, got out of the gate, went to the surroundings, those who kept quiet and chopped them too. This is one chance government that we have entered under this man. Nepotism is another story; lying upon lying.
“In fact, opposition is the strength of democracy. It is where the average man can get value for money. You are trying to silence Femi Fani-Kayode; you are trying to silence Metuh and others. My brothers, where in Nigeria have people contested election, vied for office and not spent money? All the aircraft carrying President Buhari during campaigns, is it cows that were carrying him around?
“I want to make it clear that there is nothing personal between myself and President Buhari, but I want to make it expressly clear again to you that what they are doing is not in the interest of Nigeria to cow the people once opinion differs from yours. After all, this state was run by APC when Jonathan was president. They had peace to run their government. Today, if you want to call the police, they are afraid.”
There have been wailing across the country especially from the Northern region over insecurity with many of the President’s staunch supporters regretting voting for him in 2015.