The governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose has appealed for peace in the state. He made the appeal at the prayer session at the Ansarudeen mosque Atikankan in Ado Ekiti to celebrate his Supreme Court judgement reaffirming his electoral victory on June 21, 2014.
According to Fayose, ‘we are here to thank God and pray for peace. I am appealing to those aggrieved to Pease allow peace to reign. There is no perfect man. They should allow peace to reign. All I want is peace that will energise development.
Anything that can bring peace cannot be wished away. For me, I am ready to accommodate everybody. Whatever they want we can sit down and talk.
Governor Fayose said he came to the mosque to appeal for peace. He said that God has been merciful to him as the level of opposition has been very intense. He said God has helped him overcome the opposition. He however, said the state cannot experience development in a state of strife. He argued the strategy of opposition is to ensure that there is no peace in the state so that the people cannot enjoy the dividends of democracy he wants to bring to the people.
He agreed for forgiveness from those he offended for the sake of the poor.
In reaction to Fayose appeal, the embattled speaker of the state house of Assembly, Adewale Omirin says Fayose cannot be trusted. He said the group of 19 APC lawmakers in the state also want peace. Omirin said Fayose cannot be talking about peace when they are yet to pay their salaries.
Meanwhile, prominent leaders and traditional rulers including Afe Babalola have called for peace among the parties in the interest of the state.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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