Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hailed himself as "a professor of politics and says he is an "authority", because of his years in active governance.
Fayose was speaking in an interview with PUNCH, where he also stated that he was not afraid of speaking his mind and criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari's administraion.
He said: "Many have been silent now for the fear of the unknown. I'm the longest serving governor; I served under former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo; Goodluck Jonathan and Buhari. So I'm an experienced governor. This is why when I say things, they happen like that. Most of the things I say happen.
"Some people in the APC are praising me for saying the truth always. They can't talk. Courage is a virtue from God. Fearlessness is a virtue from God. If you don't want to die, why are you a governor? People only want the benefits of the office, not the pains of office. I have nothing personal against anybody: I speak my mind and let the devil be ashamed.
"I'm not their mate when it comes to politics: I'm a professor of politics. I'm an authority."
When asked for his opinion on Senator Buruji Kashamu's comments on his emergence as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors forum, Fayose chose to show "maturity".
"I will restrain myself from saying things that would further cause troubles within the party. I want to show maturity.
"If Senator Buruji Kashamu has anything against that, he should go to court. He knows how to go to court."
"I don't want to go to the senate, so when they are talking in the Senate, Buruji Kashamu should pay attention to it and not issues of governors. It is in the wisdom of governors," Fayose said.