Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s utterances gave confidence to a particular section of the country to make hate speeches.
Fayose said this in Ado Ekiti during a meeting with members of the Conference of Ekiti State Private Sectors and non-indigenes on Monday.
Fayose said Buhari got it wrong by his statement after inauguration that his government might not favour any section of the country that voted against him during the 2015 presidential poll.
“Apparently, the Igbo didn’t vote for Buhari in 2015,” he said.
The governor blamed Buhari for the quit notice issued by northern youths to Igbos in their region.
“How can a President that was just sworn in after a tension-soaked election be saying that any section that didn’t vote for him won’t benefit from his appointments?
“By implication, such President was openly giving room for sectionalism and that was exactly what President Buhari did after the election. We could all confirm that Nigeria has never been this divided in history.
“Every Nigerian knew that the people of the South-East didn’t vote for him, so that automatically make northern groups to have the effrontery to order the Igbo out of their region. When a leader speaks like that, something like this is bound to happen.
“We can’t deny the fact that the problem has gone so deep in dividing us. But it is not beyond solution. The leaders from the South-East and the North should sit down and iron out their differences in the interest of everybody,” he said.
Fayose added that he was looking forward to the 2018 pill, where he would massively defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We want to prove our supremacy over them because they said they lost the last election due to militarisation.
“But today, the APC controls the INEC, the military, police and other para-military organisations and when we defeat them, we will await what they will say again because we have the people behind us,” Fayose said.