*Governing party’s publicists seek divine help for Ekiti Governor
By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
The Publicity Secretaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-West States have called for spiritual assistance for Governor of Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti to overcome his mental condition that is allegedly negatively altering the workings of his mind.
In a statement jointly signed by the APC spokesmen of Ondo State, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya; Ekiti, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun; Ogun, Sola Lawal; Joe Igbokwe of Lagos and their Osun counterpart, Mr. Morakinyo Akintola, they said the call became inevitable on account of the persistent odd conduct by the governor before and after he assumed office for the second term.
“We have observed that Fayose’s public conducts suggest that he has a disease of the mind and mental crisis that need a great assay of science and spiritual intervention to save him before he becomes dangerous to the society.
His recent public attitudes call for state of emergency about his mental health. His thoughts and emotions have been so impaired that he has completely lost decorum and conduct expected of a man that can safely live in peace with other people in a sane society where the law works,” they explained.
The APC Publicists also appealed to Yoruba traditional rulers and institutions to quickly assist the governor “in his current condition depicting him as a man suffering from psychosis”.
Listing instances where the governor had displayed conducts suggesting that he was suffering from unstable condition of mind, they said:
“The governor went to the House of Assembly with the gavel to conduct a voice vote to pass the 2016 budget.
“He sits on the road median treating official files and goes to the market personally carting away traders’ tables and chairs, including their wares.
“The last was his embarrassing and illegal communication with the Chinese authority urging President XI Jinping to refuse financial assistance to Nigeria to enable the country address her economic challenges.
“Also in China, he mounted a rostrum at a train station addressing travellers in tattered clothings and posted his photograph on the Internet, claiming that he was addressing investors in China even when there was no Federal Government’s approval that he ought to seek before a state can embark on such diplomatic trip.
“Besides, Fayose’s intervention on the nation’s appropriation matter is an exclusive function of the National Assembly.
“All these suggest that Fayose is suffering from unsound mind and he needs quick medical and spiritual interventions before he becomes dangerous to himself and the people he governs”.
The Spokesmen urged a timely intervention by Yoruba monarchs to save the governor’s mental condition from deteriorating beyond control.
“In their words, If the gods of the land are angry with Fayose and they (gods) need to be appeased, please Kabiyesis, do not hesitate to do that on his behalf.
“Governor Fayose is one of our sons. He needs help. We want him to succeed as an individual and as the Governor of Ekiti State (The Land of Honour). Therefore, we cannot continue to watch him drag the revered name of Yoruba in the mud in the name of government criticism. He’s gradually stepping beyond his bounds.
“This is the essence of our appeal to all Yoruba Obas and religious leaders to pray fervently for and on behalf of Fayose to regain his senses because, an injury to one, we believe is an injury to all,” the statement reads.