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Ekiti stakeholders urged to accept Fayose's olive branch

2015-04-20 22:28
Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all political stakeholders in the Ekiti State, especially All Progressives Congress lawmakers, to embrace the new spirit of reconciliation, forgiveness and dialogue Governor Ayo Fayose offered. 

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on Monday commended Fayose for extending an olive branch to his so-called detractors, describing such as a mark of a true leader committed to peace and the welfare of his people.

Also read: Court rules on lawmakers application to withdraw Fayose case

Governor Fayose's new posture is a step in the right direction geared towards achieving the much desired peace and development in the interest of the masses who freely gave him their mandate, said Metuh.

It is in this spirit that we charge all political stakeholders in Ekiti state especially the APC lawmakers to embrace peace and work with their governor to move their state forward. The unity, stability and progress of the state must be paramount and placed over and above all personal and group interest at all times.

PDP also praised the people of Ekiti state for standing up in defence of the mandate they gave to Fayose while urging them to ensure that all their actions and utterances fall within the ambit of the law and the tenets of democracy. 

Metuh urged the APC, as the party in opposition in Ekiti State, to strive to be constructive.

Opposition does not in any way mean destruction in a democracy, said Metuh. 

The APC is disputing the election of Fayose last year citing dome irregularities. 

However, last week, the courts dismissed the party's challenge on the grounds that it lacked merit. ­

- CAJ News
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