– Governor Fayose paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aregbesola
– Fayose said Yoruba leaders must not be rubbished irrespective of their political party
– Aregbesola applauded Fayose for his maturity
Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state set aside their political differences during a meeting yesterday, January 26.
Fayose said those promoting dictatorship in a democracy will end up in the stomach of the dictator.
According to Fayose, his visit to Aregbesola was in the interest of the Yoruba nation.
“My interest is the unity of the Yoruba nation and that’s why I am here.
“I was moved by the historic visit of Ooni to the Alaafin and I am of the opinion that the Yoruba leaders must unite.
“The Yoruba nation must not be rubbished. Our leaders must not be rubbished irrespective of the political they belong to,” he said.
On his part, Aregbesola commended Fayose for the maturity and clear headedness that his visit to Osun represents.
— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) January 26, 2016
He stated that he would continue to work with the Ekiti governor and other Yoruba leaders to better the life of the average Yoruba man.
The Osun governor advised Fayose to face the reality that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead as a party, adding that he should join hands with a political party that will give hope to the people of Nigeria.
“Osoko has said that he is not going to leave his party, but the reality today is that PDP has served its term in Nigeria. When a horse is dead, it is either you abandon it or you bury it.
“I want my good friend and brother to know that PDP has exhausted it’s stay in Nigeria, it can no longer be revived, let us look at a political party that will give hope to our people. Opposition must be for a purpose, I stand by you on the unity of Yoruba land and that our leaders not put down in the country,” Aregbesola said.
He challenged the Ekiti governor to direct his energy towards bringing human and physical development to western region and Nigeria as a whole, while assuring that he will stand by him in his effort to galvanise the people of South-west for accelerated development.
Both governors were elected on different political platforms. Aregbesola belongs to the All Progressives Congress while Fayose is a member of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party and a major critic of the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government.
He recently warned Buhari to beware of him, saying any “attempt to confront me and attack his government will bring Buhari’s government down.”
The Ekiti state chapter of the APC alleged that he was suffering from psychological stress which prompted him to make seditious remarks against the president.