Governor Ayo Fayose has said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu is his leader and that if you give an appointment opportunity to him he will give a Yoruba man not minding if the person is from the APC or not.
Fayose made this known in Edo State at the 13th convocation lecture at the Benson Idahosa University in Benin, Edo state.
He said that: “I am not an APC member and I will never be. But remember the fact that our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a courageous man in his own right, our leader in Yoruba land, forget about politics, if they give Asiwaju appointment, he will give a Yoruba man. Whether he is in the APC does not matter.
“And I came out strongly; I defended him. I am not defending politics. I am defending the truth. Our politics must have where we would stop it and say the truth as may be necessary.”
Fayose also speaking on his presidential ambition said “I am the man to watch in this generation. So, I am controversial because I am doing things other men like me cannot do. They are scared. They are afraid; they don’t have courage.
“What I am saying to you is that controversy is necessary for democracy. We must have our voice.
“Some people chose to be under the table; they don’t want to die. They are afraid.
“But remember that the Bible says that those who want to gain their life will lose it and those that lose their life will gain it.
“My strength lies in God Almighty. If you put me inside running water, the water will become still. If you put me the den of lions, the teeth, the claws will go inside; you can find that in the Bible too,” he added.
Quoting Joshua 1:6-7, 9 and 17, Fayose said: “I draw my power from those things (Bible passages). When I wake up, I lie down in my bathroom and say “Lord, many are the afflictions of the righteous. But the Lord God will deliver him from them all.”
“Lord, many are the afflictions of the righteous. But the Lord God will deliver him from them all,” he added.