The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Ayodele Fayose has maintained that he has nothing to fear going to jail in a bid to put up a defence to his conviction and to equally make sure that Nigeria never moves into a dictatorship.
The outspoken governor further argued that he is not in any way scared of the government of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, promising that he will never stop putting up criticism against him for descending heavily on former governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Making this known not too long after the Ekiti State House of Assembly announced him as the country’s opposition leader, Governor Fayose noted that, “Why should I be afraid of jail? Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Nelson Mandela were jailed. Chief MKO Abiola was clamped into detention.
“So, why should I be afraid of President Buhari? He is just going to be President for a period of time. Virtually, all former PDP governors are being tried for corruption.
“But my speaking about what the APC government is doing does not mean I am eyeing a bigger position. I am not ready to go to the Senate. Great leaders don’t think about political placement, but think about how to strive to make their country better.
“All of us cannot run away from harassment. I am an opposition figure and I want to help the ruling party through criticisms, so that it won’t sleep.
“I don’t have any apologies. This is the only time I can help Nigeria by helping check oppression and dictatorship.
“But a fact remains that whether the house calls me opposition leader or not, I will remain myself.”