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Ekiti: Presidency Blasts Fayose, Hails Tinubu

The Presidency yesterday described Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose as a “street-type thug” being mistaken for a “gadfly” by the media..

It added that the result of Saturday’s Ekit State governorship election won by All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Kayode Fayemi, proved that the PDP is irreparably broken and dismantled.

The Presidency said the election remained a credit for the party’s national leader. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The position of the Presidency was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

It said it was clear to Nigerians that Fayose had been “a high-powered nothing.”

The statement said: “For the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which came second in the election in a state that they held sway, it is a loss politically and psychologically.

“The result of the election has proved that the PDP is irreparably broken and dismantled. They have nothing to offer to the country and its people. The message from Ekiti is that no state in Nigeria will vote PDP. Never again.

“As for Mr. Fayose and his morbid brand of politics, it is now his time to reconcile himself to the imminent political extinction he faces, his political career sealed for good. Newspapers have mistaken him for a gadfly who creates discomfort for the government at the centre to make it better, but Fayose is a street-type thug.

“He never fits the role of a gadfly because he thrives on bitter enmity. Opposition does not mean a negative view of everything. Neither does it translate into a licence to abuse your superiors.”

The presidency described the outcome of the poll as a referendum on President Muhammadu Buhari and a template for his second term aspiration.

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