The Ekiti State Government has barred former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu of visiting the state in the capacity of his advocacy for peace tour across the country.
Kalu has been visiting states on the premise of advocating for peace and unity and on all occasions he had kind words for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
He was in Ondo State on Saturday, and at the palace of Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, he was quoted to have told the monarch: “I score President Buhari 89 per cent on security because Boko Haram almost took Abuja before he came to power and some of the equipment meant to tackle insecurity is being purchased now. “Gradually, we are getting there.”
In a statement released by the Special Assistant to Gov. Ayodele Fayose on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor hit out at Kalu, and barred him from Ekiti.
The statement read in part: “If he has sold his own conscience to the agenda of selling an already rejected product to Nigerians, we in Ekiti State have not, and we are telling him categorically that such advocacy is not welcomed in our State.
“He should rather take his peace and unity advocacy to his own state, where he is already rejected and other states where Nigerians are being killed on a daily basis by armed bandits.
“It is also ridiculous that instead of joining Nigerians to tell the president the truth about the state of affairs in the country, Kalu is castigating Nigerians that have summoned courage to speak out against the president through letters and public comments.”