- An Ekiti monarch has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts since assuming office
- The monarch, the Olode of Ode Ekiti, Oba Samuel Aderiye, said the president has instilled sanity and justice among Nigerians
- The monarch also warned that his commendation of the president is not political
An Ekiti state monarch has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a God sent gift for Nigeria and Nigerians.
The Olode of Ode Ekiti, Oba Samuel Aderiye, said President Buhari was sent by God to instill sanity and justice among Nigerians.
Reacting to the extension of the tenure of the service chiefs including the chief of defence staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, who is a native of the town, the monarch said the actions of the president since he came into office had shown he wanted a free and better Nigeria for all.
Oba Aderiye said: “I wish to formally appreciate the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces for his magnanimity for the extension of tenure of our son, General Abayomi Olonisakin, as the chief of defence staff.
“Buhari is God-sent and wants a better Nigeria. Buhari recognises hard work and dedication to service that’s why he has extended his (Olonisakin) service.
“With this singular action, Ode Ekiti people are very much grateful to Mr. President and we wish him and his government every success."
Further clarifying that his commendation of the president had no political undertone, Oba Aderiye also praised the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, for his efforts at transforming the state for better.
“This is not about politics, I belong to every government and everybody. We commend the governor in whose time the appointment and extension were made. We commend him for his efforts to transforming Ekiti.
“Again we want to also seize this opportunity to congratulate Mr. President on his new age. Hence we wish him a happy birthday and more years with good health.
“At this juncture, we also wish to congratulate our amiable and dynamic son on his well deserved extension of his tenure.
“We also pray God will grant him all the wisdom and knowledge to carry out the task of Defence of his father land – Nigeria which Ekiti is noted for," the Oba concluded.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Fayose's endorsement of his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, as the next governor of Ekiti state raised dust among party members.
The move by the governor was widely rejected by members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti state.
The party members said the action of the governor is unconstitutional according to the letters of the PDP constitution.
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