Friday, 1 September 2017

Fayose To Buhari, You can’t Bully Opposition, Hails S’East Governors Meeting with IPOB Leader

Ekiti State Governor and chairman of PDP Governors forum Mr. Ayodele Fayose has appealed to the federal government to allow political solutions to agitations by Nigerians as against the use of brute force, which, he said had become the hallmark of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, said he remained committed to the call for full and total restructuring of Nigeria through dialogue and negotiation because it was too late for Nigeria to disintegrate.

 while commending Governors of the South-east states for their Wednesday’s meeting with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He said: “The meeting has provided a veritable platform which all Igbos must key into otherwise they will remain guinea pig as long as this country exists.”
Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti yesterday Gov fayose he was “particularly glad that South-east governors have come to the realization that they cannot ignore their own in times like this as agitations are normal and must not be ignored, although the approach should be handled with caution.”
He blamed the actions and utterances of President Buhari for the agitations going on in the country, saying; “The father figure of this country is President Buhari and if his language does not represents unity, there will be agitations like we are witnessing now.
“A father figure rallies even the bad boys in his house. His utterances and actions when he became President were against the unity of this country. How can a president say that he will only attend to the needs of those who gave him 97 per cent vote and neglect others who didn’t vote for him.
“For Nigeria to move forward and in unity; there must be no sectionalism, there must be no oppression and there must be justice and equity.”
The governor, who commended the northern leaders for standing up to ensure that the Arewa youths’ quit notice against the Igbos in the North was resolved and withdrawn without necessarily arresting and detaining anyone, said; “I am sure that the same can be achieved by the Igbo leaders as arresting or re-arresting Kanu may be counterproductive as it may be perceived as vilification of the entire South-east geopolitical, zone and not necessarily Kanu as a person.”
The statement read in part- “This meeting has provided a veritable platform, which all Igbos must key into otherwise they will remain guinea pig as long as this country exists.

“That His Royal Highness, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the father of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and elder-statesman, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), were part of the meeting is a sign of strong determination and unity on the part of the South-east leaders and their governors, which I believe will end up in the amicable resolution of all issues involved, especially by pro-Biafra activists, especially the IPOB.

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