The Governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday said the Federal Government is hiding truth from Nigerians on claims that the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have been technically defeated and that government was clamping down heavily on perpetrators of the Southern Kaduna massive killings.
Fayose who spoke in Ado-Ekiti, the State chapter, while fielding questions from reporters on local and national issues maintained that he is not just an opposition of the government but also has chosen the path of revealing the truth to Nigerians against all odds.
He urged the citizens to look at sequence of events in the country and juxtapose them with his comments and how things are turning out to be.
The governor, who cited the recent upsurge in insurgency despite claims by the military and the Federal Government that the terrorist group, Boko Haram, had been defeated, said he had told Nigerians that the FG was being economical with the truth.
“I do not want to be seen as an opposition figure, but a man who tells Nigerians the truth. You can place my predictions, comments and warnings side by side with happenings in the country and you would know I tell the truth and I do not mince words.
“Look at the Boko Haram issue. The Federal Government first said they have technically defeated the group, later they brought a flag to The Presidency saying Boko Haram has been utterly defeated, but look at what we are witnessing now. In as much as they are making some efforts, they are not telling us the truth.
“I can’t join them to lie. I say the truth and stand by it. Over 1000 people have been killed in Southern Kaduna, but what are they telling Nigerians? It is a pity that the military has been drafted into the lying game. They too are no longer saying the truth. If you look at the video clips sent from Southern Kaduna before the military clamped down on sending such videos out, you will know that we are having a terrible situation on hand.
“Hunger is unprecedented in the land. The economy is down and people are hiding under the guise of fighting corruption to hunt opposition figures. A government that can not make any impression in the first two years, I am afraid, may not be able to make any at all,” he said.
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