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Fayose’s political career ‘sealed for good’ – Presidency
FOLLOWING the declaration of Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the Ekiti governorship election, the presidency has described the political career of Ayodele Fayose as “sealed for good”.
This was contained in a statement, Sunday, signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Shehu described Fayose as a “street-type thug” and advised him to come to terms with an inevitable political extinction.
He credited the APC’s victory at the polls to Bola Tinbu’s patience and decorum as well as President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption and insecurity, the message of agricultural revolution and infrastructural development.
“The people of the politically significant State of Ekiti have spoken against their Governor, outgoing governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose,” he said.
“The people of the State have sent a clear message. The politics of brinksmanship, assaults, insults, abuses and Robin Hoodism disguised as stomach infrastructure has been rejected in favour of politics of inclusion, development, responsibility and good governance.
“This win is equally a huge boost to the APC and its new leadership under Chairman Adams Oshiomole, who got their first baptism of fire in Ekiti. It is, importantly, a big boost to the second term ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Shehu said the result of the governorship election was both a political and psychological loss for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and has proved the party “is irreparably broken and dismantled”.
“They have nothing to offer to the country and its people,” he added. “The message from Ekiti is that no state in Nigeria will vote PDP. Never again.
“As for Mr. Fayose and his morbid brand of politics, it is now his time to reconcile himself to the imminent political extinction he faces, his political career sealed for good. Newspapers have mistaken him for a gadfly who creates discomfort for the government at the centre to make it better, but Fayose is a street-type thug. He never fits the role of a gadfly because he thrives on bitter enmity. Opposition does not mean a negative view of everything. Neither does it translate into a licence to abuse your superiors.
“The winner of the election, Governor Fayemi’s trajectory from a persona-non-grata to a persona-grata again has given a wave of cheer to APC members all over the country. It has given a fresh hope that fake news, lies and propaganda run only short distances, because they have short legs.
“An old proverb says you can’t beat something with nothing. After all the noise, theatricals and drama, Fayose’s fall came with a thud, not a bang: a high-powered nothing.”
Meanwhile, Kolapo Olusola, the PDP governorship candidate, has rejected the results of the poll as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, alleging that the APC leveraged on “federal might to pervert the electoral process”.