Thursday, 23 April 2015

Fayose goes wide again, vows to lead robust opposition against APC across the country

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to lead a robust and engaging opposition against the All Progressives Congress in the country in general and in the South-West in particular.

In a statement he personally issued on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti, the governor said he had become a “prime demolition target” of the APC national leadership because of his “overt and unalloyed support for President Goodluck Jonathan during the campaigns.”

Women in Ikere Ekiti on Wednesday have also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the 19 APC lawmakers to back down from the impeachment proceeding against Fayose or they would “invoke the gods” against them.

The women in their hundreds started the protest as early as 5am at Oke Oja Area in Ikere Ekiti and danced round the town while chanting anti-APC lawmakers songs.

They warned that any attempt to impeach Fayose would spark violence in the state.

A senator-elect for Ekıtı North Senatorıal dıstrıct, Mr. Duro Faseyı, also warned the lawmakers led by the embattled Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omırın, agaınst settıng the state on fıre.

In a statement made avaılable to newsmen ın Ado Ekıtı, Faseyı descrıbed the last mınute’s ımpeachment threat agaınst the governor as “unnecessary vegeance and polıtıcal error.”

Meanwhile, the Ekiti Council of Elders has promised to summon Fayose and the 19 APC lawmakers to a peace meeting to end the lingering crisis between the executive and the legislature.

Rising from an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the council in a press statement signed by its Chairman, Prof. Tunde Oluwasanmi and the Chairman, Committee for the Creation of Ekiti State, Chief Deji Fasuan, lamented the crisis rocking the state.

Fayose promised to remain loyal to Jonathan and be his last man standing even if all Nigerians deserted him.

He stated, “I wish to declare unequivocally that I remain loyal to President Jonathan even after May 29 as my support for his re-election and administration was not about bread-and-butter.”



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