Fayose: Daura Lobbied Me Twice To Support Buhari I Rejected
Outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said that the former Director General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura, twice asked him to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari so that Fayose’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would retain the control of the State.
The governor, who spoke in Abuja on Sunday night at a send-off party organised for him by his colleagues in the PDP Governors’ Forum, said he turned down the request on both occasions.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, on Monday, he quoted Fayose as saying that it was for that reason that Daura coordinated the security onslaught against him and his supporters during the July 14 governorship election in the state.
“If I had agreed to the proposal and operated like a bat, who has the features of an animal and a bird, they would not have attempted to muzzle me. I am not one of those that would be silenced or who will go and take over under his wife’s bed because some people want to play God.
” I cannot deceive you, I can fight but rather than fight the PDP, I will deploy my energy to fight those holding our country hostage and retarding its growth by their incapability. The time is up for them and they know this,” he said