The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who before the last Saturday election, called the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari all sorts of bad names, today, described the same Buhari as a dogged and resilience fighter.
“I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilience and dogged fighter
Fayose who had been a burden on the APC Presidential candidate, in a statement he issued today, called on Nigerians to accept the outcome ofSaturday’s presidential election in good faith.
The Ekiti fire-spitting governor asked Nigerians to regard “the election result as the will of God” and said that Nigerians, and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it”.
The statement which was issued by Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted the governor as commending the resilience and commitment of President Jonathan and General Buhari.
The governor emphasised that the election results should not been seen as victory or loss for any political party, adding: “to me, Nigerians and democracy won.”
He praised Nigerians for believing in the democratic process, adding that “by this election, Nigerians have shown that Democracy has come to stay in the country.
“I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti State.
“I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country.
“Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country.”