The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to emulate statesmen like former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, who are working assiduously for the stability of the country and who do not see themselves as saints while others are devils.
Fayose, who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, stated this while answering reporters’ questions after a visit to General Abubakar in his residence in Abuja.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, he quoted Fayose as pouring encomiums on the former leader for his roles in ensuring stability in the country.
Fayose commended the General for the roles he played before and after the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.
The governor told the former leader some of the legacy projects his administration is executing despite the economic recession in the country.
In his remarks, General Abubakar congratulated Fayose on his election as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.
He also said he has been reading about Fayose’s activities as a leading opposition figure in Nigeria.
He added that democracy needs a virile opposition to thrive and make progress and commended Fayose for the various development projects being executed in Ekiti State.
Asked by reporters if he would embark on such a visit to Obasanjo, Fayose replied in the negative.
He said: “Former President Olusegun Obasanjo must take a cue from somebody like General Abdusalam Abubakar, who is working for the unity and stability of the country.
“President Obasanjo must behave like a true statesman.
“President Obasanjo’s major weakness is that he does not see anything good in other people or what they do except what he does himself.”