A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and member of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has blasted the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, for his comments on the health status of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
Baraje, in a statement issued and personally signed by him which was made available to journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Monday, drew the attention of the Inspector General of Police, the INEC Chairman, State Security Services and other security agents to the inflammatory statements originating from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates particularly Governor Fayose.
The APC chieftain urged the security chiefs to do something urgently about the provocative comments emanating from Governor Fayose.
He noted that such comments could ignite crisis in the country.
Baraje described the advertisement placed on the front page of one of the national newspapers and credited to Governor Fayose as “not only reckless, uncalled for, but also a statement that can cause anarchy and crisis in the country.”
The APC chieftain expressed surprise that “the statement by Fayose is coming just few days after the presidential candidate of the PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and that of APC, Buhari and the presidential candidates of other political parties signed a non-violence peace agreement accord for peaceful elections across the country.
“There is a limit to the tolerance of well meaningful Nigerians to inflammatory statements such as that of Governor Ayo Fayose. This shows the extent of the desperation of the ruling PDP.
“Such statement apart from having the tendency to cause anarchy and acrimony, the PDP seems to be preparing the grounds for violence few days to the general election.”
He cautioned Fayose “not to dare God by asking Nigerians to chose between life and death which made him to refer to Buhari, the APC presidential candidate as a dead man due to his age.”
He however, enjoined Nigerians to be patient and not to take laws into their hands, saying the ruling PDP is already jittery about the impending outcome of the forthcoming elections.
Source: This Day