Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday advised politicians in the state to give elected office holders time to enjoy their tenure and get to work for the people before entering into campaigning and criticism mode.

The governor decried a situation where politicians employed all tactics to destroy a government for selfish interest at detriment of the people.

“When election is conducted and a winner emerges, the next thing is to support the winner and wait until another election year. That is what they do in places like United States, but here, some people still see everyday after the election as electioneering and campaigning at the detriment of the collective interest of the state,” he said at a thanksgiving service to mark his second year in office in Ekiti.

There are many people who could offer that advise and cause reasonable people to pause and consider it. Fayose is not one such person. The governor is the epitome of the kind of obstructionist politics he criticises.

Only last week, the governor released his most offensive statement yet, when he described the release of 21 Chibok girls by Boko Haram as “propaganda” and “diversionary tactics” by the APC led federal government.

He accused the government of announcing the release of the girls in order to divert attention from the uproar over the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Coincidentally in Abuja on Sunday, the released Chibok girls also celebrated in a thanksgiving organised by the federal government. Their parents and relatives were also present, rejoicing and shedding tears in unbelievable scenes.


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