The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, stated that the controversy surrounding the 2016 budget was a confirmation of his earlier assertions that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the ability to lead Nigeria.
The governor, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Pubic Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, further stated that Nigerians should prepare for more errors from the President.
Fayose noted that the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), were desperate for power but lacked the capability to govern the country.
He stated that: “I warned Nigerians of the consequences of electing an octogenarian as president and with the international embarrassment that this budget crisis has become, I have been vindicated.”
“It is obvious that there is total disconnection between the President and his cabinet members as many of the ministers don’t even have access to him probably because the President spend most of his time resting as a result of his old age.”
“The reality is that the President is challenged by age, exposure and ability. He did not read the budget proposal that he presented to the National Assembly and this should be a lesson for those who clamoured for a Buhari’s presidency that no man can give what he does not have.”
“The question is; can a minister present supplementary budget to the National Assembly and can the National Assembly act on budget proposal submitted by a minister?
“It is shameful that after blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for close to one year, the presidency is now blaming the National Assembly for its inability to prepare a common budget.”
Fayose also praised the National Assembly for exposing the hypocrisy and falsehood of the presidency.
“Nigerians must have now come to terms that I warned them that Buhari is too old to govern a country like Nigeria,” the governor added.