Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, who recently came under fire for paying for adverts published in some national dailies, which warned Nigerians not to vote for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), whom he said was closer to his grave, has launched another attack on the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate over the recent stoning of President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina State.
Fayose warned that the ruling party would “no longer tolerate any orchestrated attack on President Jonathan and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) anywhere in the country”.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said President Jonathan’s humility and silence must not be taken for granted.
“Buhari should not allow desperation for power to lead him into throwing the north into another orgy of electoral violence as he did when he lost the 2011 presidential election”, he said.
According to Olayinka, “the orchestrated attacks on the campaign train of the president in Katsina and Bauchi States have shown that APC is not a party of peace and we are warning strongly that they must not put Nigeria on the spot”.
“Most importantly, Buhari and his APC should tell us in plain language if what they want is to dismember this country, because nobody has monopoly of violence. They must stop taking the gentility and civility of President Jonathan as weakness because an attack on the President of a nation is an attack on the country and Buhari should know that he will never be President of Nigeria by intimidation and blood-letting”, he concluded.