Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State State, says Nigerian leaders who are in power and afraid of Nigerians telling them the truth should resign and go home.
Reacting to the death penalty law just passed by the National Assembly for hate speech, Fayose said he stands with Nigerians and anything they say to make the country better.
“When you say the truth to power, tell those of us in power what we are doing wrong, it is not Hate Speech. Rather, it is patriotism. If you are in power and afraid of Nigerians telling you the bitter truth, resign and go to your house,” he wrote on Sunday on his Twitter handle @GovAyoFayose.
“On this issue of Hate Speech, I stand with Nigerians and anything they say to make the country better. Those of us occupying public offices are doing so in trust for the people, we are not their lords. The power of the people is greater than the power of the people in power.”
His comments have attracted mixed reactions from Twitter users; while some upbraided him, others commended his gut.
A Twitter user, Akin Emmanuel said Fayose’s antagonistic disposition to the APC led administration is legendary.
Replying to @GovAyoFayose
Everyone knows your antagonistic disposition towards the government and I wonder what your malicious party did when they were in power .all they did was to exploit and embezzle our resources.
3:32 AM – 4 Mar 2018
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