Ekiti: Adeyeye Calls For Peaceful Transition, Says; "Ekiti Is Greater Than Anyone"

By Lere Olayinka

The Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, has called on all stakeholders to desist from any action capable of disrupting the peaceful transition of power from the incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi to the Governor-Elect, Ayodele Fayose, saying; "Ekiti is greater than the interests of any individual or group."

The Minister, who said nothing can prevent Fayose from assuming office as Ekiti State Governor on October 16, 2014, added that; "Since Ekiti people have overwhelmingly expressed their preference for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Fayose, what should concern all right thinking stakeholders in Ekiti is the peaceful transition of power from the incumbent governor to the governor-elect."

In a statement by the Minister, on Tuesday, he said; “October 16 should be seen as transition of power from one Ekiti man to another, not from All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP."

Speaking further, Adeyeye said; "Even the whitemen that colonised us handed over power to Nigerians without bloodshed. It was done in an atmosphere devoid of rancour.

"I believe Governor Fayemi and his party-men will take a cue from this because if the white colonialists did not throw Nigeria into chaos in 1960, no individual or group should also throw Ekiti State into chaos in 2014 because they are losing power."

The Minister said; "Ekiti people have spoken loudly on June 21 and I think what we should all do is to respect the wish of the people and in the interest of the State and its people, pray for the incoming administration to succeed.

“Like I have maintained, no individual or group should do anything that will rubbish the good image Ekiti people built for themselves and the State with the June 21 election.

"Those fanning embers of crisis in Ekiti State should therefore be conscientious enough to know that no blood of an Ekiti person is worth shedding for anyone or group to retain power."

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