Story By Akinola Emmanuel
Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, has described as wicked, the
gang-up by prominent politicians in the South-West against the former Governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Fayose, while interacting with journalists in his Afao-Ekiti country home recently said he would continue speak up against anyone or groups who is nursing sinister move against Asiwaju Tinubu.
“Am not holding brief for Tinubu, but people should learn how to appreciate those who had impacted on their lives or the people regardless of political differences.”
Fayose said many people, who are now are now becoming desperate politicians,
have benefitted in one way or the other in the political magnanimity of the former Governor.
The PDP leader posited that the responsibility to protect Tinubu from attacks
and ridicule from any quarters should not be subjected to a political
consideration but the business of all the Yorubas.
“Fayose is a prominent son of Yoruba nation. Governors Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi
Okowa, Okezie Ikpeazu, are prominent sons of Southern Nigeria.
“What I am trying to say is that we can’t hide their identities and goodwill for
political reasons. We can’t deny their contributions. Other leaders from the
North like Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna, etc; they made different impacts not
necessarily like Awolowo. So, Tinubu has paid his dues. I have paid my dues,
Okowa has paid his dues, Wike has paid his dues, we need to acknowledge
them,” Fayose said.
“The late Balarabe Musa, who was a leader of note and repute, cannot be
forgotten in history. For me, Tinubu has paid his dues, I stand by that. I have
not seen Tinubu after the Ekiti election by any means. We haven’t even met
at a function or saw him passed.”