One-time Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Segun Oni, has advised supporters of Governor Ayo Fayose to ascertain his mental and emotional state before things get out of hand, stressing that the latter needs to be spiritually delivered from emotional bondage.
Oni, who is the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, spoke in reaction to his successor’s letter to the Chinese government not to grant Nigeria a $2bn loan.
In his letter to President Xi Jinping of China, Fayose said Nigerians were, “totally opposed to increment of the country’s debt burden, which is already being serviced with 25 per cent of the Federal Government annual budget.
“The government of China should be mindful of the fact that Nigerians, irrespective of their political and religious affiliations, are totally opposed to increment of the country’s debt burden, which is already being serviced with 25 per cent of the Federal Government annual budget,” he wrote.
But reacting in a statement issued by his Media Office, Oni urged, “sincere associates of Governor Fayose, who love him genuinely, to take steps towards affirming his emotional and psychological stability in order to save him from himself.”
The APC bigwig continued, “Governor Fayose was in his characteristic state of hallucination when he wrote the letter and claimed, while reveling in his world of ecstatic fantasy, to be voicing the opinion of Nigerians.
“Fayose’s seemingly strange behaviour is not strange to people like us, as he is only behaving to type.
“We called the attention of the people to his conduct years ago, during his first term as governor, after the under-the-barb-wire drama at the airport, that any governor, who chooses to pass under the barb-wire at an international airport, whatever the circumstance, cannot be a normal person and should have his fitness for the exalted office ascertained.”
The statement added that Oni’s opinion about the governor, in this regard, had not changed.