JUST IN: Insurgency In Nigeria Declined Since 2015 –Fayemi
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Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says the insurgency in Nigeria has declined since the President Muhammadu Buhari took over the mantle of governance in 2015.
Fayemi also said everyone is living in fear, adding that though progress has been made in the country’s counterinsurgency, his party, the All Progressives Congress, which is the government at the centre, can do better to secure lives and properties.
He spoke on Saturday at the 2021 edition of The Platform, an annual conference organised by the Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Poju Oyemade.
When asked by Oyemade to score the APC government on a scale of 1 to 10, Fayemi initially declined, saying, “You cannot be judge and jury in your own case”.
But Oyemade pressed, “I will answer you back because you are coming from the Anglican Communion where you spoke to them as a Christian. When God created heaven, he judged it and said it is good. So, you should be able to evaluate and judge.”
Fayemi then reluctantly took up the challenge and said, “Yes, I was involved, I was Director of Policy and Research for the APC in our presidential campaign in 2015, the original one; not in 2019, by 2019, I was in Ekiti, I was just a foot soldier in the campaign then.
“In 2015, we promised many things but with the greatest respect, I think the most attractive promise that people bought into that we made was integrity.