Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo has no electoral value and has threatened to challenge his re-absorption in court, if he decides to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor said that, unlike those begging and pleading for him to return to PDP, the former president does not have any electoral value needed in the party.
Fayose stated this in Ado Ekiti yesterday during a visit of former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido to the state to confer with him on his presidential
The governor urged Nigerians not to vote anybody with military background as president because they bastardised the country, noting that they are not politicians and their background is undemocratic.
Fayose described Lamido as eminently qualified to be president of Nigeria, saying he remains one of the few detribalised Fulani leaders with capacity and exposure to deliver.
“ I am among those that would continue to celebrate your contributions to our country. I believe in Fulani people, every tribe has the good and the bad. You are one of the Fulani men that I know have the abilities to perform.
“The military bastardised the system, they destroyed this country, this is why Nigerians should stop voting military men, they are not politicians.
“We lived in this country and grew up to know that everyone from any tribe is our brother, but when the government fails, the nation fails. APC have no capacity to lead our country.
“Some people say APC will rig election, but I tell them, God rules in the affairs of man. Power belongs only to God almighty.
“Whether you call it presidential or vice presidential aspiration, all I know is that you will come to visit me in Aso Rock in 2019,” Fayose vowed.
In his remarks, Lamido, said Nigerians made a grievous mistake by electing President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential poll.
Lamido, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential aspirant, said Nigeria has never witnessed hatred and bloodshed across ethnic and religious divides since independence as being witnessed under Buhari.
He appealed to party leaders to form a strong alliance against the APC in 2019, saying : “We can defeat them easily if we all share the same thought and pains as Nigerians are feeling now.”
He lauded Fayose for his courage and criticism of the Buhari’s government, describing the governor’s bravery as an impetus to the country’s fledging democracy and tonic that has been spurring the opposition party ahead of the next year’s general election.
“You are a man of courage and a man of character who is able to stand up for the people in spite of intimidation. I respect you, I admire you and like you a lot.
“In PDP, we were in power for 16 years, somehow we lost out, we should ask the question, where was Nigeria before PDP? The vision of our founding fathers, like Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Aminu Kano, Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa.”