Ekiti residents celebrate Buhari's return

Henrietta Strickland
August 22, 2017

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has denied ever saying he would commit suicide if President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria arrive.

They marched from Oke Iyinmi to APC secretariat, chanting various derisive and mockery songs against Governor Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The coalition also derided the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, over his attacks on the president.

Expressing optimism that the unity and reconciliation of party members will bring political gains in 2019, Fayose said: "This is a new beginning for our party, it is part of the efforts of our party to ensure due process and that everybody gets justice".

Addressing the rally, State APC Acting Chairman, Kemi Olaleye, said Buhari's return would rekindle the war against corruption, insurgency and secession.

She used the opportunity to allay the fear in the state chapter of the APC that the party's primary election in preparation for the 2018 governorship poll, would be manipulated, and gave the assurance that a candidate would emerge through the unanimous voice of the party members.

He said: "We in MACBA have met at our level here and resolved that the Ekiti State governor should publicly apologise to Nigeria's President, whom he has mocked and made several comments that he is not morally and professionally supposed to have made against".

"The good people of this state are not in support of Fayose's action because we are cultured and compassionate people". And we are pleading with Nigerians to discountenance whatever Fayose has been saying against the president.

Rivers APC in a statement signed by its Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said the governors actually needed prayers and for that, Nigerians should sympathise with them. That was a show of maturity. Governor Fayose only spoke for himself.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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