Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has sounded a note of warning to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari over unprovoked attacks on the campaign train of President Goodluck Jonathan in some parts of the north.
The governor said; “We will no longer tolerate any orhestrated attack on Pesident Jonathan and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) anywhere in the country.”
Governor Fayose , who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said President Jonathan’s humility and silence of must not be taken for granted.
He said Buhari should not allow desperation for power to lead him into throwing the north into another orgy of electoral violence as he did when he lost the 2011 presidential election.
Governor Fayose said; “Having signed a pact to maintain peace before, during and after the elections, it was expected that Buhari would talk to his blood thirsty supporters to let peace reign.
“However, the orchestrated attacks on the campaign train of the president in Katsina and Bauchi States have shown that APC is not a party of peace and we are warning strongly that they must not put Nigeria on the spot.
“Most importantly, Buhari and his APC should tell us in plain language if what they want is to dismember this country, because nobody has monopoly of violence.
“They must stop taking the gentility and civility of President Jonathan as weakness because an attack on the President of a nation is an attack on the country and Buhari should know that he will never be President of Nigeria by intimidation and blood-letting.
“The APC candidate should therefore talk to his blood – thirsty supporters in the North to stop attacking the president, else they risk reprisal attacks from Nigerians in other parts of the country.”