Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti is just one “unstoppable” politician. The target of his vitriolic attack this time around is ex President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He has reacted to the statement the elder statesman made few days back that he had uncovered another plot by the Presidency to hand over to the military if it loses the polls.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said Nigerians need to ask if Obasanjo is the one staging the coup.
“At his age, one would expect that the former President should stop peddling rumours, as this may cause confusion in the polity.
“Being a former military leader and also a retired general, whatever Obasanjo says will carry weight and some people will believe that. Or is it that General Obasanjo has some ‘boys’ touting the idea of a coup?
“May be he is the person planning one. But whatever the case is, coup making and plotting are no longer in vogue in the world. Anybody thinking along such a line will be swimming against the tide and the consequences are there.
“After he said he has quit politics and publicly tore his Peoples Democratic Party membership card, peace has returned to the PDP. Obasanjo should wait till after the elections when his candidate will be trounced and see how jubilant Nigerians will celebrate the victory for the continuation of democracy.
“After the impending victory of President Jonathan, Obasanjo can leave the country or return to prison in protest. The former President should also do away with the primitive idea that anything or anybody not coming from him is not good.
“I advise the former President not to be part of any act that could land him in trouble. He was imprisoned during the Abacha era and a word is enough for the wise.”