Story By Akinola Emmanuel, March 27, 2021
The Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF has in strong terms warn the Chairman Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum NGF and Ekiti State Governor; Dr. Kayode Fayemi to stop dragging the Nigerian Youths into his inordinate and fruitless ambition to rule Nigeria come 2023, 2027 or 2031 and forever as he has failed woefully the leadership and integrity test.
Fayemi had said that Nigerian Youths will not allow anybody above 60 years of age to rule the country come 2023 at the National Conference organized by the National Council of Youths in Abuja.
Reacting to the statement credited to Fayemi as reported in the Blueprint newspaper today, the National Publicity Secretary of the Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF, Comrade Adeboye Adebayo described Ekiti State Governor as a man in whom much is given, much is expected but rather failed the integrity and leadership tests and have equally disappointed the young people looking up to him as a mentor thereby lacks the locu stand to speak for Nigerian youths on any national issues.
“For us in the AGF, we are not in anyway surprised at the statement credited to Mr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti as regards the 2023 Presidency, hence our reaction is premised on three facts; One, we are aware that Mr. Fayemi is scheming seriously to rule Nigeria either in 2023, 2027 or 2031 forgetting God’s disposition as the supreme being that controls the affairs of the earth, this fruitless and inordinate ambition that is not backed by God is driving him to misbehaves, mistalk, missteps and make him restless to the point that he has lost touch and grip in the governance of Ekiti or how do you describe a situation whereby people were killed and election process not concluded under his watch as a governor in an ordinary State Assembly bye-election, how do you explain that. Two; the supreme law of the land is clear on the age requirements of who can stand for various elections in our country and Fayemi’s mere blabbing using the platform of Nigerian Youths for selfish and inordinate agenda cannot change the position of the law. Three, Mr. Fayemi also failed the integrity and leadership tests in terms of governance, hence he lacks the locu standi to speak for the Youths. Nigerian Youths, who were looking up to Fayemi as a role model are looking else where now for mentorship as he has failed them.” Adebayo stated.
According to the AGF Chief “Nigerian Youths have expected Mr. Fayemi to borrow a leaf from HE Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who is leading South West Governors’ Forum very well and HE Atiku Bagudu who is leading APC Governors’ Forum through its agenda and see Mr. Kayode Fayemi’s led Governors’ Forum rolling up its sleeves and proffer practical solutions to numerous National problems confronting us as a nation but rather Fayemi abandoned governance of Ekiti and now lives in Abuja running up & down, helter skelter using the platform of NGF’s Chairmanship to purse a fruitless Presidential ambition that will never see the light of the day” Adebayo said.
Adebayo also asserted “Again for us, we are fully aware that the statement was made because of our Principal; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who clocks 69 on Monday and it is very unfortunate that a Fayemi can make such a worthless statement against our Principal, Bola Tinubu, somebody that God used to support him in life, politically, socially, financially, morally, in kind and cash, that is biting the finger that fed you, no apology for that, how any people has Fayemi constructively made, how many youths has he constructively empowered, hence he cannot be using our noble platform for selfish and fruitless ranting, how can he.” Adebayo queried.
The APC Chieftain then urged Nigerian Youths across the country to ignore Fayemi and his fruitless and inordinate ambition to continue to support the shifting of Presidency to the South West in 2023 and Bola Tinubu Presidency in particular as God has sanctioned it, it is ordained and it is what we need now as a people and country.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid his dues, he is capable, necessary now, eminently and intellectually sound, ready and qualified for the job” Adebayo concluded.