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Behave Like a True Stateman and Emulate Abdusalam Abubakar – Fayose Tells Obasanjo

Former President Abdulalam Abubakar and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to follow the steps of true statesmen like former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar who is working behind the scene to see that there is stability in the country.


Fayose, who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, stated this while answering questions after a visit to Abubakar at his residence in Abuja.


In a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, the governor is quoted as pouring encomiums on the former leader for his roles in ensuring stability in the country, according to Punch.


Fayose commended the retired general for the roles he played before and after the 2015 general elections in Nigeria. In his remarks, Abubakar congratulated Fayose on his election as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.


He also said he had been reading about Fayose’s activities as a leading opposition figure in Nigeria.


He added that democracy needed a virile opposition to thrive and make progress and commended Fayose for the various developmental projects being executed in Ekiti State.


Asked by reporters if he would embark on such a visit to Obasanjo, Fayose said, “Former President Olusegun Obasanjo must take a cue from somebody like General Abdusalam Abubakar who are working for the unity and stability of the country.

“President Obasanjo must behave like a true statesman. ‎His major weakness is that he does not see anything good in other people or what they do except what he does himself,” he added.

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