I can’t be blackmailed for my stand on IPOB ―Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said nobody can blackmail him over his criticism of Federal Government’s handling of the agitation by Nnamdi Kanu and his followers in the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He also stated that he will continue to speak out against injustice meted out to anybody or group in any part of the country.
He said this on Sunday evening while featuring on a radio/television programme in Ado-Ekiti.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, on Monday, the governor said leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state who accused him of sponsoring IPOB were not only mischievous, but only embarked on cheap blackmail that failed woefully to achieve any result.
“We cannot all be cowed. The militarization of Nigeria, being witnessed now can only be likened to 1984 when General Muhammadu Buhari was military Head of State.
“Killing people in the Southeast just because some people are agitating is wrong and I wonder why none of our so called human rights activists is talking.
“Herdsmen have sacked a whole community in this country, has anyone been arrested for all the killings by herdsmen?
“If because I am speaking against the wanton killings being done by the military in the Southeast, the APC is saying that I’m funding IPOB, was I the one funding the people of Southern Kaduna when I condemned the killings there? Was I funding the Agatus in Benue State when I condemned their killings by Fulani herdsmen?
“Was I funding the Shiite Muslims when I condemned the killings of El-Zakzaky followers in Zaria?, he asked.