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Why I attended Rotimi Akeredolu’s Inauguration – Ayodele Fayose

by on February 25, 2017
 

Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti said on Friday that he attended the inauguration of Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo for Yoruba unity.

Fayose, a prominent member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti.

He said that he could not have done otherwise because the unity of Yoruba people was too important for anybody to play politics with.

“I see nothing wrong in attending the inauguration of an APC person in neigbouring Ondo State.

“Being a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not stop me from attending the inauguration of an All Progressives Congress (APC) governor.”
According to him, such an occasion is a national one that well-meaning people should identify with.

“This is a Nigerian affair; when a governor is sworn in, we have to support him; we are talking of regional integration and unity here; Akeredolu is already one of us by virtue of his new position.

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“We have to support him since electioneering has come and gone and a winner has emerged, and we have to work together in the spirit of the people of our region.

“We cannot play politics with the welfare of the people of our region; we have to support Akeredolu to make the difference.
“This is a matter of the Yoruba nation and after Nigeria, Yoruba nation comes first‎; we don’t need to play politics with the welfare of Yoruba people.”

He advised that his actions in recent times should not be mistaken for an attempt by him to dump his party, the PDP, insisting that nothing of such was in the offing.

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“How can I join the APC? As you already know, I am the main issue of the APC.
“They don’t have my size. They are wearing `babaringa’ but they don’t have the size of my cloth,” he said.(NAN)

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  • Alex
    February 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Mr. Fayose should allowed Nigerians to hear good news… Nobody cares to know why he attend Ondo State lnuguration.

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  • J.T
    February 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Comment…pple comments blindly.sum pple cannot even govern dia younger ones well at home n dey r busy castigating sum1 dat is governing a state like Ekiti.How many apc aspirants dat contested with gov.akeredolu attended d inauguration or u want to tell me is all apc gov.in south-west dat were present?.dat sum1 is not doing or say wot u want to hear doesnt min u r better dan him/her.so bury ur hatred in ur pocked n expect ur goodnews in ur own media house

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    • Alex
      February 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      lt’s quite unfortunate that we find ourselfs in a country where a criminal like Fayose seeing himself has hero. Mr. J.T you called yourself, l petty gullible Nigerians like you.

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  • Yoruba
    February 25, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Alex u must be a criminal, for someone putting aside politics and show respect to Yoruba race is an hero, how many governor in Nigeria is not corrupt.

    Only a criminal like Alex will against my comment

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  • light
    February 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    politics of matured mind in opposition.

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