16 July 2017
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu has said that the incumbent governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, must be disgraced out of office for allegedly conducting himself in ways that are unacceptable to the people.
According to him, there was a need to rescue Ekiti State from the clutches of Ayo Fayose, whom he said ‘spit on the vulnerable’ and disrespected the elderly.
Ojudu, however, said it was too early for him to disclose whether he would run for the office of Ekiti governor in 2018.
He said: “Certainly, Fayose is not speaking for the people.
“First of all, an average Ekiti person is raised to respect elders. You can be critical of your dad, you can disagree with him, but you cannot abuse him. We are taught not to do that.
“We are taught also not to spit on the vulnerable. When a man is sick, you don’t spit on him, you don’t begin to abuse him; you don’t wish him dead.
“An average Ekiti person does not buy into what the governor is doing or how he is carrying himself on this matter.
“There is a need to rescue Ekiti State from the clutches of Ayo Fayose.
“But for me, anybody who goes out to say he is contesting now is jumping the gun. There is a law guiding campaigns and other electoral activities.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission has not come out to say, ‘This is the day of election, you can go ahead and contest.’ The day INEC says so, then I will decide whether I want to contest or not.”