Fayose condemns Northern youths’ ultimatum to Ndigbo to leave north
.Declares public holiday on June 12
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the ultimatum
given by some Northern youths to the Igbo living in the North to
leave the region. He said, "Such reckless pronouncement could only come
from a group of irresponsible and jobless youths." Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, stated that the
governor chided the Northern youths for making such pronouncement at a time Nigerians needed to join hands together for the development of
the nation. Governor Fayose, who also condemned the Northern elders, who endorsed the action of the youths, appealed to the Igbo of the Southeast to remain calm even in the face of provocation, noting that
"Nigeria is greater than any set of people."
The governor, who lamented that Nigeria was now more divided than ever before, said; "Rather than giving open support to the youths, the northern elders should have supported the Northern states governors in condemning the youths and calling for their arrest."
He chided the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government on its inability to foster unity among Nigerians, citing the handling of the Fulani herdsmen menace as a pointer to the federal government's non-chalant attitude to serious national issues on the
oneness of the country.
"I have said it times without number that Nigeria is now more divided than ever in the last two years.
"The APC-led administration has allowed this country to fall apart. Have you ever seen a country where the president will openly categorize its citizens' access to government patronage into 97 percent of those who voted for him and and five percent of those who didn't?
"It is for unguarded utterances and actions like these that our unity as a country is no longer like before", Fayose stated. He advised the President and his henchmen to live up to expectations and ensure a more united Nigeria to avoid an embattled future for the unborn children.
Fayose said, "We must go back and chart a way forward. We must talk on how we want to live together. Nigeria is drifting and it is not in our
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has declared Monday,
June 12, 2017 as public holiday to mark the 24th year of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Chief MKO Abiola.
In a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said that it was in the spirit of a united Southwest States and the Yoruba nation agenda to speak with one voice at all times.
Governor Fayose, who made the declaration in a state broadcast, noted that his action was in line with the united spirit of the Yoruba nation.
According to him, his administration is taking the step for the first time to align with other South Western states that had done the same, noting that "the interest of the people being represented supersedes
political or economic interests.
"We will continue to represent the interest of our people in line with proper collaboration and unity of purpose of the South