- Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has revealed why he is a controversial governor in Nigerian politics
- The Ekiti state governor stated he is controversial as a result of him doing things his counterparts could not dare to do
- According to Fayose controversy is necessary for democracy to thrive
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state on Friday, July 7, revealed that he was a subject of controversy because he is a courageous man.
The Ekitit state governor shortly after delivering the 13th convocation lecture at the Benson Idahosa University in Benin, said he did things his counterparts could not dare to do, no matter who was affected, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that he said that it was important for one to do the “things others don’t do to get the attention others don’t get”.
Fayose while urging Nigerians not to undermine his presidential ambition, said: “I am the man to watch in this generation. So, I am controversial because I am doing things other men like me cannot do. They are scared. They are afraid; they don’t have courage."
“What I am saying to you is that controversy is necessary for democracy. We must have our voice. I am not an APC member and I will never be. But remember the fact that our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a courageous man in his own right, our leader in Yoruba land, forget about politics; if they give Asiwaju appointment, he will give a Yoruba man. Whether he is in the APC does not matter.
“And I came out strongly; I defended him. I am not defending politics. I am defending the truth. Our politics must have where we would stop it and say the truth as may be necessary,” he added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Fayose accused some elements in the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with the Department of State Service (DSS) to implicate him.
Fayose said he has intelligence report that he is to be implicated in a treasonable offence which would lead to his arrest as well as those of some of his appointees.
A statement by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, made available to NAIJ.com alleged that some miscreants were already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the security agency would claim that subversive materials were found on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose.
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