Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has implored former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to stop attacking the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Fayose said Jonathan should be left alone and allowed to leave a private life since he is no longer the president of Nigeria.
He said it was unfortunate that Obasanjo would choose the 11th Convocation Lecture of Benson Idahosa University (BIU) Benin, Edo State to say that “performance of Jonathan while in office will hunt the people of the South-South region for a long time to come.”
To this effect, Fayose released a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Monday through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
He said the people of the South South had already demonstrated their approval of Jonathan by massively voting for him at the presidential elections.
See Fayose’s Statement :
“Most importantly, Jonathan’s performance as a democrat has been widely acknowledged locally and internationally, particularly by President Mohammadu Buhari, who on many occasions acknowledged the role he (Jonathan) played in midwifing a peaceful and successful transition programme, thereby averting the feared crisis in the country.
“This is in contrast to Baba Obasanjo, who tried third term when he was about concluding his constitutional two terms. And who knows whether he would have tried fourth term if he had succeeded with his third term agenda?
“The reality is, assuming but not conceding that Jonathan performed below expectation, democratic governance that he established in Nigeria is more important than any other performance that Obasanjo alluded to.”
We are all stakeholders in the country Nigeria. It is wrong for any Nigerian no matter how highly placed to go about carrying himself around as the only honest and lover of the country.”
“Since Baba Obasanjo has openly destroyed his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership card, he is free to go about seeking relevance in the All Progressives Congress (APC) without running anyone down.”