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Fayose Lauds Tinubu On Policies, Urges Nigerians To Rally Round President



July 06, (THEWILL) – Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has commended President Bola Tinubu on steps taken so far by his administration since his inauguration on May 29.

Fayose spoke on Thursday, to State House correspondents after a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He noted that the President had done well since coming into office and should be encouraged.


According to the former governor, since elections are over, and it is time to govern, Nigerians need to rally round the President, who he said is alert and has a clear direction he wants to take the country.

Fayose said he does not expect Tinubu to fail, noting that if there is any delay, it will not be a deliberate act on the part of the President.

On his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fayose said, “I will never be a member of the APC (All Progressives Congress). I am a PDP man, if anything takes me out of the PDP or if I don’t do partisan politics again, I will be the husband of my wife at home.”

On whether he will accept an appointment should the President extend one to him, the former Ekiti State governor said, “It is not a matter of party, Nigeria is bigger than all political parties and all interest groups. I want to tell you again, you don’t have to take an appointment to make a difference. Nigeria is about 200 million in population, and we all can’t be on appointment. Whosoever makes it, either in the APC or in the attempt to have a government of national unity, it’s all about service.

“May I say to you expressly, I am not a desperate person at all, but I don’t shy away and I will never shy away to give direction wherever I am. I am with this government, without apologies. Majority, in the past, can tell you, even when I was a sitting governor in Ekiti, I’ve always spoken well of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

He, however, said he won’t hesitate to criticise the Tinubu administration if it fails to fulfil its promises to Nigerians.

“I want to say to you that Nigerians knew me very well when President Buhari was to come. From day one, I made it very clear that the President will not do well. I did not hide, I was open to it and I said it repeatedly.

“If Asiwaju turns back on his promise, all he said when he was campaigning, I will be the first to talk. I am not timid and I don’t shy away from facing challenges but the man I have seen today, I don’t eulogise and I don’t praise to curry favour, I am no more a small boy. Let me tell you, the man I saw today and for the actions we have seen, means well for Nigeria.

“But if there’s any reason to derail, it will not be deliberate and we will all be able to draw his attention to his brief as the President and Commander-in-Chief of our country. Let us be optimistic, let us be hopeful and let us believe that there will be a turnaround,” he said.

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