Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

APC Governors Opposes Fayose as Deputy Chair Govs’ Forum


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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has given indication that it will oppose the choice of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti as Deputy Chairman of the Governors’ Forum.

A source close to an APC governor in one of the North Central States said the choice of Fayose by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was ill considered and was unacceptable by the party.
The source said the APC was wary of the controversial governor and would not accept Fayose to such a sensitive position, asking the PDP to find a suitable replacement.

“I wonder why the PDP thinks the Ekiti governor should be the choice for the Deputy Chairman of the Forum when they could not accept him as the chairman of their PDP Governors’ Forum. The choice is unacceptable to us and we would oppose it when we meet on Wednesday,” the source confided.

He went on to point out that Fayose has remained a divisive factor during the electioneering campaigns and has remained so after the polls and it would be an ill-informed decision to have him occupy such a position.

According to him, the APC was not averse to the PDP fielding a level headed governor to deputise for the chairman of the forum, but “certainly not Governor Fayose that is given to reckless and inciting statements and actions.”

Fayose was at the center of the anti-Buhari campaign during the electioneering process and once alleged that the then presidential candidate of the APC wears pampers like his aged mother.

The once fractured Governors’ Forum is scheduled to meet on Wednesday during which the deputy chairman would be adopted.

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  1. UCHE CYRIL says:

    APC cant tell PDP wat to do ok…….

  2. Constance says:

    This is a general governors forum for God’s sake. These governors think Nigeria is a joke. If deputy is for the PDP then Fayose it should be having been so chosen.

  3. Mazi Izuchukwu B. Ihemelu says:

    My people,

    If what I read is correct, that that appointment is not for the deputy Chairman of the APC Governors forum but the deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Governors forum which is a joint body of Governors from PDP and APC.

    Therefore, the reasons enumerated herein that prompted the opposition by a Northern APC Governor to the choice of the PDP in the person of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose for that position is unacceptable. I am equally sure that many progressive minded Nigerians would reject the clumsy and vindictive reasons provided by that reactionary Northern Governor.

    The issue is that Nigeria, with the exception of the military era regimes is known to practice multi-political party system of governance which makes it imperative that sometimes the opposition parties would disagree with the ruling party on issues.

    Therefore, it is anti-democratic that Governor Fayose should be faulted for exercising his lawful duties as a member of the opposing party that performed a duty expected of him that is entrenched in the Nigerian Constitution. This Northern Governor should realize that the election has come and gone and that this is the time all hands should be on deck to help the President accomplish the “Change” he promised that made Nigerians vote him into the office of the President of the country. Ndewonu.

    Mazi Izuchukwu B. Ihemelu
    Emenyio ya anya, ma Chukwu kwe


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