Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:04 pm
Dr Olubunmi Muhammed Balogun, Secretary of Ekiti All Progressives Party (APC) Elders Initiative Forum has said that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, who has abandoned governance for which he was voted into power, is alone in his campaign of hate against President Muhammadu Buhari. In other words, the people are solidly behind the President.
Moreover, as Balogun said, Fayose has fully occupied himself with Peoples democratic Party, P.D.P, image maker job. “If he is not busy installing P.D.P chairman, he will be doing Olisa Metuh’s job to castigate President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of P D P,” Balogun said.
The danger in what Fayose is doing, as Balogun put it, is that the entire people of Ekiti may be mistaken for Buhari’s enemies at a time the state needs the attention of the President.
The latest in Fayose’s regurgitations is that, on Monday, he said any attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Ekiti or Rivers State would be resisted.
Fayose spoke with State House correspondents shortly after taking part in the economic retreat organised by the National Economic Council inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor said he was aware that Buhari was planning a state of emergency in Rivers State over the bloody election rerun that took place in the state over the weekend.
He said he was also aware that the President had the same plan in stock for the people of Ekiti State. However he said if he went ahead with the plan, Buhari would be thought a lesson that power belongs to the people and not their leaders.
He said, “They have been insinuating that (state of emergency) too in Ekiti. We have been waiting for them. Power has gone beyond the leaders; power has gone back to the people.