Ayo Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti State, has expressed his support for President Bola Tinubu’s government.
The ex-governor, however, made it clear that he would not hesitate to criticize the current administration if it fails to fulfill its promises to the Nigerian people.
In a meeting with the President, Fayose emphasized the importance of holding the government accountable.
He stated that he had been vocal in his criticisms of former President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration when they fell short, and he would demonstrate the same courage in addressing President Tinubu if necessary.
Fayose acknowledged that the elections were over and it was now time for governance.
He urged “Nigerians to unite behind President Tinubu, whom he believed had good intentions for the country.”
He expressed optimism that the president would not deliberately fail and that any delays would not be intentional.
The former governor commended the initial steps taken by the Tinubu administration, noting that they could provide Nigerians with a sense of direction.
However, he affirmed that he would not hesitate to criticize the administration if it deviated from its promises.
Regarding his political affiliation, Fayose confirmed his loyalty to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He stated that he would remain a PDP member and that even if he withdrew from partisan politics, he would fulfill his role as a husband to his wife at home.
When asked about the possibility of accepting an appointment from President Tinubu, Fayose stressed that serving Nigeria was not limited to political party affiliations.
He emphasized that making a difference did not require an official appointment and that service to the country was paramount.
While he expressed his support for the government, he made it clear that he would not shy away from providing constructive criticism.
Fayose concluded by reflecting on his history of outspokenness, stating that he had openly criticized President Buhari from the start. However, he believed that President Tinubu had the country’s best interests at heart based on their recent interactions. Nevertheless, if the administration deviated from its promises, he would be the first to voice his concerns.
Fayose encouraged optimism, hope, and a belief in the possibility of positive change under President Tinubu’s leadership.