Ekiti Election: Presidency speaks on ‘Fayose’s defeat’


Following the All Progressive Congress candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s victory in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, the Presidency has lashed out at outgoing Governor Ayodele Fayose describing him as “a street-type thug.”

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In an article entitled ‘Fayose: In The End, A High-Powered Nothing’, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, poured vitriol on Fayose and splashed praises on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Adams Oshiomhole.

The article reads in part: “As for Mr. Fayose and his morbid brand of politics, it is now his time to reconcile himself to the imminent political extinction he faces, his political career sealed for good. Newspapers have mistaken him for a gadfly who creates discomfort for the government at the centre to make it better, but Fayose is a street-type thug. He never fits the role of a gadfly because he thrives on bitter enmity. Opposition does not mean a negative view of everything. Neither does it translate into a licence to abuse your superiors.

“The winner of the election, Governor Fayemi’s trajectory from a persona-non- grata to a persona-grata again has given a wave of cheer to APC members all over the country. It has given a fresh hope that fake news, lies and propaganda run only short distances, because they have short legs.

“An old proverb says you can’t beat something with nothing. After all the noise, theatricals and drama, Fayose’s fall came with a thud, not a bang: a high-powered nothing.”

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