Embrace Fayose’s peace offer, PDP tells Ekiti lawmakers

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on all politicians in Ekiti state, especially lawmakers belonging to the All Progressives Congress, to embrace the new spirit of reconciliation, forgiveness and dialogue being offered by Governor Ayo Fayose.

The PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on Monday commended Mr. Fayose for extending an olive branch to his detractors describing such as a mark of a true leader committed to peace and the welfare of his people.

“Governor Fayose’s new posture is a step in the right direction geared towards achieving the much desired peace and development in the interest of the masses who freely gave him their mandate.

“It is in this spirit that we charge all political stakeholders in Ekiti state especially the APC lawmakers to embrace peace and work with their governor to move their state forward. The unity, stability and progress of the state must be paramount and placed over and above all personal and group interest at all times”, the party said.

The PDP also praised the people of Ekiti state for standing up in defence of the mandate they gave to Governor Fayose while urging them to ensure that all their actions and utterances fall within the ambit of the law and the tenets of democracy.

The party also urged the APC as the party in opposition in Ekiti state to strive to be constructive rather than destructive, as opposition does not in any way mean destruction in a democracy.


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  • burning spear


  • burning spear

    LAST Sunday’s visit of the United States Ambassador to Nigeria to the International Conference Centre, in Abuja, where the collation of results for the 2015 Presidential election was taking place, was a brazen breach of diplomatic protocol. It was a visit that should be condemned for what it represents: an undue interference in a sensitive and important internal affair of this country.

    James Entwistle, while at the ICC, was quoted as saying that the Permanent Voter Card employed in Nigeria’s 2015 elections, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, was of higher technological value than the one in use in his home state of Virginia in the US. “I think we need to come and study it so that we can use it in my country,” he said. Although seemingly well-intentioned and commendable on its face value, that statement, to say the least, was also patronising.

    While it is sometimes permissible, and indeed acceptable, to prod a reluctant country into taking actions perceived to be beneficial to the country, there should be a time to draw the line, especially on matters that have to do with the internal affairs of a sovereign state. If there are international rules and conventions governing conduct among nation states, such should be respected and applied in all circumstances. Policy options, especially on the choice of a political, economic, social and cultural system, and the formulation of foreign policy, fall into the category of matters which each state is permitted, by the principle of State sovereignty, to decide freely. It will be unimaginable for the Nigerian ambassador in the US to behave in a similar manner during an election in his host country.

    This brings to mind the ongoing spat between the White House and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, following the latter’s recent visit to the US, on the invitation of the Congress. The visit was termed to be too close to the last Israeli election, and would be taken for an endorsement of Netanyahu by the American government, thus conferring an undue advantage on him over other candidates. For this reason, the American President, Barack Obama, had refused to accord him the courtesy of an official welcome

    • Akiika

      Are you really OK?

      • burning spear

        u voted for the junior Hitler-AKA-buhari stay with it–animals–u are asking if I am OK—was this not the government tohat Obama imposed on us——-u must be a mental case that editorial on that senseless USA ambassador was penned by the media outfit under the control of the Apes in APC

        • SAM .A

          You alone have 4 comments out of 7, you asked them to stop deleting comments.Are you Ok?
          You need to check into Aro Psych for proper evaluation.

      • Truthometer

        He is on hallucination drugs. It’s better for you to ignore him. People may not know the difference between the two of you.

  • Akiika

    Metuh and PDP are still delusional! Impunity era is over.

  • burning spear

    Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin has assured the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, Senator Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Ekiti State; Dr Kayode Fayemi and other leaders of the APC that he was sure of assuming office as the Acting Governor of the State before the end of January, next year.

    Omirin, who beamed with smile after a meeting in Tinubu’s Lagos residence in yesterday, was said to have told the six APC lawmakers that accompanied him to Lagos that it was already a done deal that he will be Acting Governor of Ekiti State.

    The Speaker, who briefed some selected press men and later instructed them not to report the briefing, was said to have boasted that he will be in office to conduct the 2015 general elections.

    One of the journalists, who attended the press briefing said Omirin was hinging the actualisation of his ambition to be Acting Governor on the ongoing Tribunal case,the E-11 case and impeachment of both Governor Ayodele Fayose and his deputy, Dr Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

    Impeachment of the governor and his deputy was said to be the last option, which will only be used if the two cases failed.

    “Omirin appears to be too sure that he will still realise his ambition of becoming Ekiti State acting governor. He was so confident when he met us and there was no negative words that he didn’t use to describe Governor Fayose. what a shame–what a janjaweed party that obama imposed on us——————————–

    He even boasted that he would do everything possible to ensure Fayose’s ouster from office

    “Curiously, we were about leaving when he received a call. I think it was an aftermath of the call that he begged us to be silent on all that he told us,” one of the press men who attended the briefing said.—Omiri made these chilling assertions in Nov 2014–now we are in 2015–what is the difference——————–That is Obj Tinubu and Buhari for u

  • burning spear

    gbos Must be Eliminated in Nigeria. – Dr Abraham Ariyo.

    In tunes with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an n American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”.

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it.

    • Koffa0319

      And what is your gain in re posting the rubbish Or helping to spread the bigotry? Hehh?

  • Ole

    “Embrace Fayose’s peace Offer” . Is that an appeal or a threat?

  • favourtalk

    When he is stopping the children from going to school all because of his own ambition.
    He should wait for court and lawmakers to do thier work. Period

  • Festuso

    Fayose needs to learn a lesson from Egyptian President Morsi’s life! Read below:

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Jailed For 20 Years

    AFP— Apr 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

    An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced ex-president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years over abuses of protesters but acquitted him of charges that would have seen the Islamist leader face the death penalty.In the first verdict in a series of trials he is facing, the Cairo court convicted Morsi of ordering the arrest and torture of protesters involved in clashes in 2012 when he was president.

    Fourteen others were convicted on the same charges, with most also sentenced to 20 years in jail.