The Action Group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has condemned Tuesday’s visit of Governor Ayodele Fayose to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.
In a statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital by its spokesman, Segun Dipe, the APC-AG described the visit as a macabre dance, which Fayose should be allowed to dance alone and not involve other APC governors.
It said: “Fayose must be avoided by every normal person. We see the visit as a highly dishonourable one, in view of the several spats he had made against APC and President Muhammadu Buhari”.
The group further expressed doubts about Fayose’s honesty to fight for the unity of the Yoruba, adding that his actions could not have been credible.
APC-AG said: “We are not convinced that Fayose meant well with his visit to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who is a thoroughbred progressive and a Yoruba leader of worth. What relationship has darkness with light?”
The group noted that Fayose’s trip to Aregbesola within a short notice and with such a retinue of followers a few days after he allegedly insulted President Buhari on air, was questionable and condemnable.
It said: “He claimed it was in the spirit of Yoruba unity. What unity can someone in disunity with himself preach? What Yoruba virtue does he exemplify?
“Fayose symbolises evil. He symbolises all the ugliness that we are fighting to change in our body politic. He is an embodiment of all that is indecent and his values are antithetical to all that our party and our President stand for.
“If the whole world must know, Fayose has set Ekiti State backwards several years and removed the values from us. He has affected the psyche of an average Ekiti man and woman. He is now a virus, which no reasonable person wants to come in contact with for fear of being infested. Even within his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his name evokes disaster”.
APC-AG, therefore, advised Gov. Fayose to keep his antics within the PDP, adding: “We don’t want him to come and contaminate APC and all that we represent in Nigeria today.
“Fayose has a lot of baggage that no other party can accommodate now. We, therefore, advise all progressive governors to keep him at arm’s length and allow him to keep dancing his macabre alone”.