Don't come to Ekiti state - Fayose rejects Orji Kalu’s ‘peace advocacy’ visit

A former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has been told by the Ekiti state government to shelve his plans of visiting the state to advocate for peace and subsequently canvass for President Buhari's re-election. 

Kalu was advised to take his advocacy to other parts of the country where security of lives and properties of Nigerians are under threat, Punch reports. “Not Ekiti state that even the police adjudged as the most peaceful State in the country,” the state government said in a statement issued on Saturday, April 7, by Lere Olayinka, special assistant to the governor on public communications and new media. The former governor is on a tour of the southwest on the premise of advocating for peace, fairness and unity of the country. 

The state government also urged traditional rulers in Ekiti to ignore Kalu. “It is an insult on the collective sensibilities of Ekiti people, whose only benefit from the government of President Buhari is hardship occasioned by the government’s cluelessness for anyone to hide under advocacy for peace to canvass support for the president. “If he has sold his own conscience to the agenda of selling an already rejected product to Nigerians, we in Ekiti State have not, and we are telling him categorically that such advocacy is not welcomed in our State. “He should rather take his peace and unity advocacy to his own state, where he is already rejected and other states where Nigerians are being killed on a daily basis by armed bandits. “It is also ridiculous that instead of joining Nigerians to tell the president the truth about the state of affairs in the country, Kalu is castigating Nigerians that have summoned courage to speak out against the president through letters and public comments,” the statement added. 

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