Presidential Election: Fayose warns Ghanaians against voting for “change”

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

As the December 7 presidential election in Ghana draws near, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has counselled the people of Ghana to be mindful of making the same mistake made by Nigerians in the 2015 presidential election by voting for change, which he said brought hunger, sufferings and economic recession to the country, such that even the entire West African sub-region is being affected.

He said “by buying into the All Progressives Congress (APC) message of change, Nigerians are now facing a kind of hunger and suffering never experienced in the country in the last 30 years and Ghanaians must not fall into that kind of trap.”

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday that Governor Fayose made the call while hosting some men of God from Ghana on Saturday.

The governor said, “Ghanaians should not succumb to the deceit of the opposition party that are calling for a change of government. Rather, they should return the incumbent President, John Mahama, who has no doubt done creditably well to deserve a re-election.

“Ghanaians should know that the change in Nigeria brought hunger, suffering, disregard for the rule of law as well as arrest and detention of Nigerians without trial and be mindful of those preaching change to them.

“Most importantly, the situation in Ghana at present is similar to that of Nigeria. Like President Mohammadu Buhari, opposition party, New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo has contested the presidency two times. This is the third time he is contesting. He is also 74 year-old.

“In Nigeria, change is synonymous with economic recession that is even getting to the level of depression.

Even majority of those who brought the change are now regretting it.

“Therefore, tell your people in Ghana that Nigerians are already regretting the change they made last year, which has plunged the country into serious economic hardship. Tell them to learn from Nigerians and reject those preaching message of change to them. They should hold on to the government that they have now and beware of a change that will take their country to economic recession.”


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  • Observer

    Fayose… 2018 is at the corner, use your immunity wella o

  • JasV

    Yeaaaaaaah. I have always suspected that this animal and a thief for that matter is not a Nigerian. Definitely not Ekiti known for honesty, education and intelligence. Fortunately the real Ghanaians can smell vagabonds like you a thousand miles away and so they will keep you and your smelly utterances and so-called advice at a safe distance from their shores. Remember that you cannot even step into cotonou right now. You are quarantined in Ekiti by EFCC. If you are the true son of your Father, try taking an inch of a step beyond Nigerian border. So my advice, remain the barking dog that has been tied in a cage until 2019 DV when you will be released for proper skinning alive.

  • pascal

    Dear Nigerians, kindly stay out of our politics. If you had all the wisdom in the world why not develop your country. It’s seems the so-not decent politicians are trying to lecture us. We know the hardships’ and day robbery going on in Ghana and we have every right to make a change. Thank you

  • MO the Observer

    Fayose you see your life? see how Ghanaians are replying you? they know you are suffering fro low Intelligent quotient… your years are numbered though, enjoy your freedom of speech for now