Ayo Fayose, embattled Ekiti State Governor, has reiterated his loyalty to President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he would stand behind the outgoing President, even if all Nigerians desert him.
The governor stated this in a press statement issued on Wednesday, in which he commented on the political crisis in Ekiti, where he currently faces impeachment proceedings on the same job for the second time in his political career.
“I wish to declare unequivocally that I remain loyal to President Jonathan even after May 29 as my support for his re-election and administration was not about bread-and-butter,” Fayose said in the statement, adding, “I was convinced he was moving Nigeria in the
right direction, despite all the noise. I have no regrets supporting him. If same situation presents itself again, I would do it all over.”
Fayose alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is aggrieved “over the fact that Ekiti was the only state they could “not “rob” for President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari in all of the South-West.”
The Ekiti governor promised the APC a tough time in the Southwest and throughout Nigeria, saying he will play a significant role in that regard.
“If for this show of loyalty to Mr President and my party, APC and its leaders believe that the best way to pay me back is to make Ekiti ungovernable, the decision on appropriate reaction belongs to the people, whose mandate I keep in trust,” Fayose stated.