Why I am controversial – Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose yesterday said he has been mired in several controversies politically because he is committed to his beliefs and conviction and does what others dread to do.
He said Nigerians made a grave mistake voting President Muhammadu Buhari into office because according to him, the president had reached a stage of diminishing returns when he was voted in.
He spoke when he delivered the convocation lecture of the Benson Idahosa University (BIU) where he said the time for young Nigerians to pilot the affairs of the nation was now.
He said under his watch as governor, nobody above the age of 50 would be a council chairman while the maximum age for a councilor would be 35.
“How do you give laptop or ipad to a seventy-something years old man? How can we continue to struggle with our sons for positions meant for them?”
The governor demanded for a review of the revenue allocation formula saying that a situation where the federal government pockets 52 per cent of the allocation was awkward because the challenges facing the country reside in the state. “Federal government must take 22 per cent and states take 52 per cent”.
Fayose praised Bola Tinubu, saying, “He is our leader in Yoruba land, forget politics and it does not matter he is in the APC.”
He charged the management of BIU to sustain the vision of the late Idahosa, saying handlers of the education sector must live their words and put those concerned on the driver’s seat.
He also advised youths not to inherit the enemies of their political leaders they know nothing about.
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