Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, dared President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Rivers State over the bloody election re-run that took place over the weekend.
“You want to declare state of emergency, declare it and we will tell you that the state of emergency will not work too. This country belongs to all of us,” the Ekiti governor said shortly after the economic retreat organised by the National Economic Council inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fayose said he was aware of the president’s ‘state of emergency’ plan for Rivers and a similar plan for Ekiti State.
“They have been insinuating that (state of emergency) too in Ekiti. We have been waiting for them. Power has gone beyond the leaders; power has gone back to the people,” he said.
“If you watch the trend, PDP has always won all the elections after the annulment. Which means what happened in Rivers is just a service of ego of some individuals who believe they have Nigeria in their pockets and they can call the President at will to deploy the military.
“It is unfortunate that somebody would allow the military to kill his own people.
“I strongly condemn the elections in Rivers and charge that we sustain the legacy of transparent elections.
“For me in Ekiti, we learned from that and we are prepared. We prepare for election every day and we are fully prepared,” he added.
Fayose urged Buhari to sustain the legacy of free and fair elections which his administration inherited.