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Ekiti APC Attacks Fayose, Celebrates Buhari’s Return



By Adekunle Ogbonnaiye, Ado-Ekiti

All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State and the coalition of
Civil Society Groups, has condemned Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele
Fayose, for his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari, on his health
conditions while in London for medical vacation.

APC and the Civil Society Groups, who trooped out on Monday to the
streets of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital to celebrate President
Buhari, describing him Fayose as a nuisance who should be ignored.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the mammoth crowd, which comprised party supporters,  civil society groups, artisans and Okada riders , marched from the Oke Iyinmi to the party Secretariat, chanting various songs to deride Fayose and the Peoples  Democratic Party, PDP.

The rally which  created a traffic gridlock between Okeyinmi, Ijigbo
and Ajilosun area, making commuters to wait for several minutes
before having a right of way.

In her address to the people, the APC Acting Chairman in the State,
Mrs Kemi Olaleye,  said God has shamed those wishing the President
death, saying  Buhari’s return will rekindle the war against
corruption, insurgency  and secession .

Olaleye appealed to Fayose to make good his threat that he would
commit  suicide if President Buhari returns to Nigeria hale and

She used the opportunity to allayed fear that the APC primary in
preparations  for the 2018 governorship poll will be manipulated,
assuring  that the candidate will emerge through the unanimous voice
of  the party members.

“Mr Fayose has turned himself to propaganda-in-chief , but we are
happy  that God has shamed those who thought President Buhari won’t
return  alive. With this rally, the end has come to Governor Fayose’s
reign  in Ekiti.

“The good people of this state are not in support of Fayose’s action,
because  we are cultured and compassionate people.

“ Look at the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, he went to
Abuja  to welcome the president back to Nigeria. That was a show of
maturity,  why was our governor not learning from this?

“We are solidly behind President Buhari even beyond 2019. And we are
pleading  with Nigerians to discountenance whatever Fayose has been
saying  against the president. He was not speaking for us, he only
spoke  for himself”, she said.

According to Olaleye,  Ekiti is  tired of one day, one trouble under
Fayose,  saying the next poll will mark the end for the governor’s
dominance  in the state.

In a solidarity message by Civil Society groups, the body rejoiced
with  Nigerians over safe return of the president, saying the anxiety
generated  by his health status terrified Nigerians, particularly
those in support of his anti-graft war.

The message presented by the Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian
Political  Parties, CNPP, Prince Tunji Ogunlola, praised Nigerians for
praying  for Buhari’s quick recovery, pointing out that their prayers
helped the medical team to achieve success in the treatment of the

“Nigeria’s collective destiny cannot be aborted by a tiny group of
crooks  whose survival depend on the looting of our commonwealth. It
is on this strength that we believe the President’s return presents a
fresh hope for the accomplishment of our collective dream for a great
nation  as hr settles down to work.

“our hope to tackle corruption and grown the nation’s through economic
transformation that will create jobs for our teeming youths have
been rekindled with Buhari’s return.

“It was gratifying that those who wanted Buhari dead has been put to
shame  and we warn that this new sheriff that just returned to town
will  as usual has no patience for looters and conmen in government”,
Ogunlola said.

Meanwhile, an All Progressives Congress , APC,   governorship
aspirant in Ekiti State,  Mr Kola Alabi, has declared that the return
of President Muhammadu  Buhai, has dashed the hope of corrupt
Nigerians , who thought they  will escape the hammer of justice.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti , yesterday, Alabi described Buhari’s
return from London after 104 days of medical vacation as a testimony
that only God can decide the life expectancy of human beings and not
any mortal.

Alabi,  rejoiced with Nigerians, particularly members of the APC
across the nation, describing President Buhari’s return as a victory
of light over  the forces of evil.
He condemned  how  some top opposition politicians,  who were regarded
as  the nation’s leaders were making inflammatory and incendiary
comments over Buhari’s health, urging them to always put the interest
of the Nigerian populace above parochial  considerations.

The Coordinator of Progressives Youth League, Barrister Adeoye
Aribasoye  and the former Chairman of the Trade Union Congress(TUC),
Com. Kolawole Olaiya , urged Buhari to probe various bailouts and
Paris club funds that had been released to Ekiti state in recent time.

“What we learnt was that, Governor Fayose had diverted those funds to
projects that have no direct relevance to the lives of our people
instead  of paying salaries.

“Ekiti people are respectable people with human feelings, we could not
have wished Buhari dead, over what? Governor Fayose only spoke for
himself and Nigerians should just perceive him as a nuisance which
should be ignored.
All the APC leaders including Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Senator Babafemi
Ojudu, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Chief Segun Oni, send in their
solidarity messages to the gathering in support of the rally.

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