Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has broken his silence over the recently concluded governorship election that saw Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerge victorious.
Reacting to the election in a series of tweets Monday, Fayose, whose candidate Prof Kolapo Olusola lost in the poll, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to bury his head in shame for using security agencies to rig the poll.
The rambunctious governor expressed optimism that his party would retrieve its “stolen mandate”.
“Buhari should bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi whom Ekiti people rejected,” Fayose said in a statement through Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary.
“I am Peter Ayodele Fayose, I hold with my head high . I can never be suppressed. I don’t lose battles and I will not lose this. I will laugh last.
“The president should note what the Bible says which applies to him. ‘He that wears the armour should not boast as he that removes it.’
“It is only Buhari that will pride himself with the security shooting sporadically at polling centres, scaring people to pave the way for the APC thugs to snatch ballot boxes.
“If APC has truly won, why is it that there is no jubilation in Ekiti ? The victory of Kayode Fayemi is pyrrhic. We will reclaim the stolen mandate in the court by the power of God.”
“The president should bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi whom Ekiti people rejected.”