Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state said God showed him a revelation that he will one day become the president of Nigeria.
He said the prophecy will manifest in the same way and manner he became governor of Ekiti state twice against all odds.
However, Hon. Opeyemi Falegan, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state, has said Fayose cannot be voted to rule the country because he is arrogant and has no respect for elders.
The politician based in the United Kingdom described the governor’s statement as “a wishful thinking of a personality without pedigree and antecedent to actualise such dream.”
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Falegan said: “Disrespect and arrogance being displayed by Gov. Fayose against some of the leaders in Southwest and Nigeria as a whole especially those he believes are not on the same political page with him is worrisome and shameful to Yoruba race.
“Yoruba people across the world are known for their respect, hard work, sincerity and humility before the elders. Anybody who lacks any of the traits cannot represent the region as either a president or vice President of Nigeria.
“It is a wise saying that, ‘a good name is better than riches and gold’ and charity they say, begins at home. Anybody who cannot accord his kinsmen due respect, I think, is not capable to lead a population of over 170 million Nigerians, except we want to turn the country to a theatrical arena.”
He listed some top politicians who have been disrespected by Fayose and would be a hindrance to the actualization of his presidential bid. They are:
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1. President Muhamadu Buhari
Fayose is one of the Buhari’s greatest critics. He attacks the president almost daily. If he is not condemning his policies, he is calling him names.
2. Olusegun Obasanjo
The former president has not been spared by Fayose who raised questions about his source of wealth.
3. Chief Bode George
Some time back, Fayose said he would not support George to become the national chairman of the party as all PDP elders need to take the backstage in the party’s affairs. In reaction, Bode George described him as an ingrate.
4. Senator Ali Modu Sheriff
Fayose used to support Sheriff but they fell apart when the latter refused to vacate office despite being removed on May 21. Both men have engaged in exchange of words.
5. Senator Buruji Kashamu
6. Senator Clement Awoyelu
Some time ago, Awoyelu, the pioneer chairman of the PDP in Ekiti state said there was need to reclaim the party from Fayose because of his overbearing nature and lack of respect for the party’s constitution
7. Late Ojo Falegan