Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, who spoke to newsmen shortly after he received the Silverbird Man of the Year Awards at Eko Hotel last night, told Nigerians to let go of nepotism which is embedded in the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, as he also commended leaders who are standing firm to challenge the bad policies of President Buhari’s administration.
According to Governor Fayose, this is the time for those who are afraid to speak.
“The anti-grazing law has come to stay. I don’t want cow in my community. And for those of you who are afraid to speak up, this is the time to do so now,” Fayose said.
Governor Fayose who received the award cheerfully, dedicated it to his wife, as the dancing Senator Ademola Adeleke, was very much around to entertain the people present.
“I dedicate this award to my wife. She is a prayer warrior. She would always hold my legs to pray before going out in the morning that God should bring me back safely. Perhaps it is too late, she would have changed husband but I commend her. My wife is a great woman” he said.
Few days ago, herdsmen in Ekiti State took a traditional oath, binding them to assure the host communities in Ekiti and the South West that they would no longer behave unruly, kill or allow their cows to stray into farms.
The traditional oath, revealed to be an effective cultural sanction on herders as its violation, is believed to bring tragedy on the culprit, was administered by the Sarkin Fulani of Kwara State, Alhaji Ardo Mairero, at a peace meeting of all parties involved in herdsmen challenge in the state. It was resolved at the meeting that “all herders must obey the anti-grazing and relevant laws of the land.”