- Ayodele Fayose slams President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is no more "Mr Integrity"
- The former governor's remark trailed the TI's corruption index ranking Nigeria as the second most corrupt nation in West Africa
- Fayose notes that prior to the 2015 election, APC leaders including Buhari gang-labelled Goodluck Jonathan government as corrupt
Ayo Fayose has taken a swipe at the current government, with the former governor of Ekiti state saying the latest corruption report is proof that there is a lack of will to fight graft in Nigeria.
In a series of tweets on Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said it is "illegal and morally unacceptable" for President Muhammadu Buhari to self-style himself as "Mr Integrity" as the latest corruption report lifted the lids on the level of graft in the current government.
It would be recalled that the Transparency Internation (TI) in its 2020 corruption index ranked Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa.
President Buhari rode to power in 2015 on the giant promise of fighting corruption and all corrupt activities in Nigeria.
Five years down the lane, the Buhari administration has unarguably done less in the fight against corruption with the government hit by different scandals including the grass-cutting scandal involving the former chief of staff Babachir Lawal.
Fayose said under Buhari, Nigeria is descending in ranks of countries with motivation to curb corruption and fight excess spending government.
The former governor said Buhari and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (AP) gang-labelled former president Goodluck Jonathan as corrupt.
"Now under Buhari, Mr "Integrity and Corruption Fighter", the same Transparency International latest report placing Nigeria as the 2nd Most Corrupt country in West Africa is no longer credible
"When the President and his APC gang labelled the PDP govt of President Jonathan as corrupt, they relied on reports by the Transparency International (TI). Then, the organization was right and its reports were credible."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Fayose picked holes in the commitment of the current government to end the security crisis in the country, saying President Buhari lacked the "capacity to rule Nigeria."
The former governor expressed his dissatisfaction on the Buhari government's handling of security in Twitter rants on Saturday, January 16, sighted by Legit.ng.
According to him, the country is not safe contrary to the assurance of improved security given by the current government.