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By Lawal Ameen

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to humble himself and stop behaving like a saint, but rather emulate other statesmen who are working tirelessly, like former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, to make Nigeria stable.

Governor Fayose who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Governors’ Forum, made the statement during questions and answers moment while visiting the residence of Abubakar in Abuja.


According to Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor was quoted as pouring accolades on retired general for his tenacious role in ensuring the country’s stability, especially during the 2o15 general elections.

Reacting to the gesture, Abubakar congratulated Fayose on his victory as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, emphasising he has been reading many viral stories about the governor and for leading the opposition against the ruling party in the country.


The former general also noted the need  for virile opposition for the democracy to thrive and make progress.

He also commended Fayose for various developmental projects going on in Ekiti state.

Fayose however said: “Chief Obasanjo does not see anything good in other people or what others are doing except what he does himself”.

This he said when asked if he intend visiting Obasanjo. He added that Obasanjo must behave like a true stateman.

“Obasanjo need to emulate Abubakar who is working tirelessly to unit and stabilise the country”, the governor said.

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