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Jonathan's re-election: Fayose's wife throws weight behind husband

By Lere Olayinka
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Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, has said she is fully in support of her husband's campaign strategy for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan and the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming general elections.

She also said some people are only having misconception about her husband's style of hitting the nail on the head on issues, saying Governor Ayo Fayose does not know how to shy from saying the truth no matter the circumstance.

Mrs Fayose, who spoke through her media aide, Mrs Tolulope Ayo-Ajayi, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said:"I am fully in support of my husband in his campaign for President Goodluck Jonathan to win the March 28 presidential election. He is a man not given to chasing shadows, if he is not convinced of a particular cause, he will not go for it, and this is why I'm hopeful that God will settle the battle in favour of President Jonathan.

"For the avoidance of doubt, my husband has my support on this project of getting the President re-elected for a second term. The question of whether I am supporting him or not does not arise."

Mrs Fayose, who in January 2014 predicted the return of her husband as governor of Ekiti State, said that she was certain that Jonathan would defeat his main challenger, General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming election.

The Ekiti State First Lady urged the people, especially the women folk, to come out enmass to vote for Jonathan, stressing that the administration of Jonathan had done great things for this country and had surpassed the achievements of his predecessors.

On the tone of some advertorials placed in some newspapers by her husband concerning the competence of Buhari to lead the country, Mrs Fayose said nothing was bad about the items.

She noted that the APC and others criticising her husband were only uncomfortable with the naked truths contained there in.

"Take it or leave it, Fayose will tell you his mind, not minding whose ox is gored. He would always call spade a spade. This is why he is loved by Ekiti people.

"Is there anything good in hiding under a finger? Conscience is an open wound and only truth can heal it. There was no where in those adverts that my husband wished anybody dead. He only made pointers to past events, their consequences and the need for us as a nation to avoid repeating past mistakes.

"Some people only deliberately refused to see that those past mistakes cannot be repeated at this point in time in the life of our country.

The tension is very high and numerous challenges are confronting the country now, then, why not avoid such booby traps,"she stressed.