Fayose Won’t Stop Saying The Truth On Buhari, APC – Aide

FayoseSpecial Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has said that Governor Ayodele Fayose will keep saying the truth about the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd).

Olayinka, who was reacting to statement made by the APC spokesperson in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatubosun, said; “Too bad that the same Taiwo Olatubosun that led thugs to attack notable elders of Ekiti, including firmer governor, Asiwaju Segun Oni is the one talking here.

“In Ekiti, we say the truth no matter whose ox is gored and that is the trait being exhibited by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

“Governor Fayose is saying the truth about the sick man Buhari that the APC is forcing around as its presidential candidate and it was that Ekiti trait in him that led to the exposure of the shameless lies told by the APC on Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom.

“Unfortunately for the APC, saying the truth is disrespect because in their party, their leaders are like god who does no wrong.

“In the APC, even if their leaders rape a six year old girl, no one must talk. But here in Ekiti, we don’t suffer fools gladly and that explained why we resisted those who tried to colonise us by fighting Kiriji war for nine years.”

APC, Buhari Should Withdraw From Presidential Race – Fayose

fayoseEkiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) no longer have moral rights to participate in the March 28 presidential election having lied to Nigerians on several occasions.

According to a press statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor alleged that the APC held the nation and the people in contemptuous manner.

The governor, who vowed that Nigeria would never be ruled by deceit, said; “In saner climes, you can’t lie and be discovered to have lied repeatedly as done by the APC and still want to stand for elections.”

Fayose said that: “The new deceit from the APC is to use a photoshopped picture of Buhari for posters in Lagos, making him look like a 50 year old man, whereas he is as old as my mother and cannot survive the rigours of office even as a governor not to talk of President of Nigeria.”

He further noted that it was appalling that despite being found to have lied on several occasions, the APC had never deemed it necessary to apologise to Nigerians for trying to deceive them.

“First, the APC Vice Presidential candidate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, a supposed pastor posted picture of Reinhard Bonke crusade on his Twitter Handle, claiming that the picture was that of APC campaign rally in Kano” Fayose said.

“Second, the APC claimed that Buhari made a surprise visit to Chibok and went further to lie that the people and parents of Chibok girls were filled with hope and joy upon sighting Buhari and his entourage, and escorted him into Chibok with singing and dancing.

“Third, the APC cabal claimed that Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom on a working visit and used fake pictures to back up their lies that Buhari met with ex-British Prime minister, Tony Blair and had a television interview in London”.

“Even when Buhari’s wife admitted that her husband was in the UK to rest, the APC cabal went on with their lies, using pictures taken in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja as proof of Buhari’s activities in London.

“If a party and its candidate could lie so brazenly as done by the APC and Buhari, do they still have moral rights to want to rule Nigeria?.

“God forbid, can Buhari and his APC cabals that are not truthful about their existence as human beings be trusted to be truthful to Nigerians if they take over power?”.

S/West Youths Hold Post National Conference Summit

national conferenceSome youths from across the south-west States of Nigeria converged in Akure, Ondo State capital, for a Post National Conference Summit, and unanimously resolved to support the second term bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Summit which had the theme: Youths: ‘Our Hope for the Future’ was convened by Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko who also doubled as the south-west Coordinator of the Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organisation.

In his welcome address, Governor Mimiko maintained that the Summit aimed at canvassing for the implementation of the resolution of the 2014 National Conference, which called for true federalism and resource control by States as agitated for by the Yoruba nation.

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Jonathan on Youths and Students’ Affairs, Jude Imagwe and the Chief Press Secretary to Ondo State Governor, Mr Eni Akinsola, both assured the youths that supporting President Jonathan was the way forward for them.

An academician and entrepreneur, who was the keynote Speaker, Prof. Modupe Olatubosun urged the youths not to vote for any presidential candidate that would dash their hope by not implementing the recommendations of the National Conference.

At the end of the of the summit, the Chairman of the Youth Summit, Dr. Lanre Olu-Adeyemi read the ten point communique which focused mainly on true federalism, devolution of powers, community policing and resource control by States which would help in generating employment opportunities for the teeming youths of the region.

This is the third post national conference summit convened by Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, having recently convened such in Akure and Ibadan.

Key political players in the South Western States of the country: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti converged on Akure, for the one day summit on the 2014 National Conference, which was organised by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The summit had the theme: The National Conference, the 2015 Elections and the Yoruba Nation.

Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko who was the Convener of the summit emphasised the benefits of the recommendations of the report of the 2014 national conference.

While at the Post National Conference Summit held in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, the convener of the post-CONFAB summit, Mimiko, in his opening address had said that true federalism, which empowered regionalism, remained the pedestal on which every dream of the Yorubas’ rests.

Zamfara State Candidates Sign Peace Agreement

Candidates contesting for various elective positions in Zamfara State have signed a peace agreement as part of pro-active measures to forestall violence before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

The exercise which was supervised by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of zone 10, Mr Bala Hassan had in attendance governorcandidatesship, National Assembly, and State House of Assembly candidates from various political parties, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and foreign observers.

Addressing the candidates, the AIG enjoined them to comport themselves orderly during their campaigns and warned that the police and other security agencies would deal decisively with any candidate or group found to be involved in political violence. He also cautioned them to stop making unguarded utterances that are capable of breaching the peace before and during the elections.

On his part, the State Governor and Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdulaziz Yari expressed confidence on the capability of the Police to provide adequate security during the elections, and also added that the President has the constitutional powers to deploy the military for the elections if he deem it fit based on the security challenges facing the country.

The purpose of the gathering was to remind candidates and their supporters of the political parties codes of conduct signed in 2013. The code of conduct stipulates the ways political parties should conduct themselves during their campaigns and elections.

Speaking earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Abubakar Wara urged political parties to approach the elections in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act.

He Assured them of the commission’s readiness to conduct a credible, free and fair election.

The candidates at the event were unanimous in their call for a level playing ground for all parties by the security agencies. They also harped on the need for the police and all other security agencies to remain neutral.

The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor of the State, Abdulaziz Yari, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart and former governor of the State, Mahmud Shinkafi, and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Sani Shinkafi were in attendance at the event held at the State Police Headquarters.

Others were the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPA), Peoples Progressives Alliance (PPA) and People for Democratic Change (PDC), Mega Party,KOWA, NCP, CPP, Labour Party,SDP, ACD, PPN and ACPN.