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Just like Nnamdi Kanu’s, I will also attend Dasuki & El-Zakzaky’s Trials – Governor Fayose



Nnamdi Kanu (right) and Ayo Fayose in court on Tuesday

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he attended the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, ‎in Abuja on Tuesday because of his belief in ensuring justice for all, irrespective of where one hails from.

‎This is just as he promised to also attend the trials of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Fayose stated this on Wednesday while featuring on an interview programme on African Independent Television, ‎People, Politics and Power in Abuja.

In a statement by the governor’s Chief ‎Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, he quoted the governor as saying he would never support a situation whereby court orders, rulings and judgments are disregarded by the government.

“The Federal Government are the ones making Kanu a hero. Anywhere in the world, agitation is normal. In the United Kingdom, there is agitation in Northern Ireland, even, United Kingdom itself is agitating in Europe. Let people agitate for whatever reason as long as it is constitutional. I am not in support of the breakup of Nigeria. But ‎when court grants bail to people, release them and allow them to attend their trials from home.

I have no personal relationship with Kanu but I have been consistent in drawing attention of Nigerians to the trend of not regarding court orders and rulings by the present Federal‎ Government. I am from the North, East, West and South of this country. I am a complete and detribalised Nigerian. I will attend the trial of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky too. Courts in the land and even ECOWAS Court directed that Dasuki be released but the government has refused to heed the call,” he said.

Asked whether he was not playing with danger by associating with ‎somebody charged with treason, Fayose said no court in the land had convicted Kanu or anybody of treason, adding that allegation would remain an allegation until a court establishes the fact.

Fayose accused the federal government of intimidating th‎e judiciary by coercing them to do government’s bidding.

“A situation whereby security agents and interested politicians would go and show statements of account of judges to them to intimidate them and force them to give rulings, orders and judgments in a particular manner is condemnable,” he added.

‎On the inability of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to quickly resolve its internal crisis, Fayose blamed it on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The situation we have is that the voice is that of Jacob and the body that of Esau. It is the APC that wants the PDP dead at all cost. Let me give you an instance, when a high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State pronounced Ahmed Makarfi the authentic National Chairman of the PDP, the APC-led Federal Government did not reopen our national secretariat in Abuja. But when Justice Okon Abang said Ali Modu Sheriff was the national chairman, they were quick to open the secretariat for Sheriff. This is a phase that will surely pass and by the time the Supreme Court decides on the matter, we will know where we are going,” he stated.

On the continuous voter registration exercise, the governor advised the Independent National Electoral Commission not to bungle it, noting that it could affect the future of the country.

He warned the opposition and INEC not to ever think of coming to rig the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.


  1. Lami

    April 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm


  2. keke driver

    April 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Why were you elected?? You will not sit your behind in your state ba? Defender of the universe.

  3. Nkechi

    April 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Yes. He is Voltron. If a person does not fill in the spot they are supposed to fill, another person will If some people are afraid to be the voice of the oppressed, another person will. Fayose is not performing political duties here. He is doing what a human being with conscience in a position of authority should do. No matter where you are today, remember there is a God who judges, whom you will give account to. This life is not forever and I know it is distracting. What Fayose will tell God matters more than what you feel. If you talk, they will talk. No matter what Fayose does, men will talk. Better to please your creator.

  4. blackbeatle

    April 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    the enemy of my enemy is my friend

  5. Tee

    April 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    We know Fayose’s supporters. Chameleon!!!! Wailing wailers without action. Ekiti people una don hear the latest, lol. Dem don sell una by force by fire

    • Adunnie

      April 27, 2017 at 12:02 am

      Sigh?? I’m tayad of this man

  6. Lindt Lover

    April 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Much as I’m far from being Fayose’s biggest supporter, his statement above on this particular issue, does make a lot of sense.

  7. Be careful

    April 27, 2017 at 12:53 am

    The fear of Fasoye’s mouth is the beginning of wisdom.

  8. I_I

    April 27, 2017 at 7:02 am

    LOL. Fayose isn’t doing this for th elove of Igbos – Nigga is doing what any other politician would do in his shoes – grand-standing.

  9. Lawrence

    April 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Ur stupity and hatred for “Nigeria” and PMB sealed ur mouth from the truth . Travelling to America to seek for supports in buying guns and those hate speeches that can cause chaos is not enough to keep him behind bar abi ? Anu ofia

  10. Mr Emeka.

    April 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Since I have been hearing the voice of governor fayose, I am believeing that is a man who is not respecting any one that is not straight adhering to the law of the country. Is a person who want justice to be the order of the day despite who he is or where he comes from. Don’t we think that this the man we need to handle the affairs of this country? Mr governor carry-on, we are noting down your steps and actions.

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