Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the inaugural
speech of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as a sign that the
president is ready to serve all Nigerians, not minding their political
The governor said, “The content of the president’s speech showed a man
who is desirous of making a success of his administration.”
According to the statement issued by the governor’s Special Assistant on
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor
also hailed the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,
describing him as a good democrat.
The governor said; “Nigerians, including those who voted and did not
vote for President Buhari were eagerly waiting for his inaugural speech.
“The speech, if followed in practice shows that he is ready to govern
Nigeria. It is a sign that the President is ready to live above board and
lead a government that accommodates all.
“It is my prayer that the Almighty Allah will grant our President the
courage and wherewithal to make a success of his administration and
further deepen democratic governance, especially in a confederation like
Nigeria by sustaining the rule of law.”
Speaking further, Governor Fayose, who urged the president to make
sure that his name was not used surreptitiously by anyone to muscle the
opposition, added that as the President of Nigeria, he had the
constitutional duty to protect all Nigerians, not minding the political
party they belong to.
While praising former President Goodluck Jonathan for his love for
peace and progress of the country, Governor Fayose said; “With what Dr.
Goodluck Jonathan did, history will never forget him as the man who
laid an enduring foundation for democracy in Nigeria.”
He said Friday’s event midwifed by Dr. Jonathan and President Buhari
proved to the whole world that the black people of Africa were capable
of piloting their own affairs.