Embattled Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has sent two first class traditional rulers to meet the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Sources close to Irohinodua hinted that the traditional rulers who left Ekiti State this morning were mandated to meet with the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu who is expected to lead them to the former Lagos Governor whose political tactics continue to overwhelm the nation. The governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko was said to have met with Asiwaju few days before the election pleading with him to forget and forgive his misdeeds having seen the inevitable failure of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) at the March 28 election. But it was too late.
“We are on a peace mission. Governor Fayose has asked us to meet with Oba Akiolu who should open the door for us to see Asiwaju Tinubu. We know there are moves to impeach the governor, our role as traditional rulers is the look for a constructive way to end the crisis. If the Governor will be impeached, we do not want him to be disgraced again for the second time in office”, one of the the first class traditional ruler told our correspondent on Sunday.
The royal fathers are currently being lodged at a high-rate hotel in down town Lagos and are expected to meet with Oba of Lagos later today who will take them to Tinubu later in the night.
The royal father who pleaded anonymity said the governor ‘is not arrogant. He has been misunderstood. We agree he made some mistakes, but there should be forgiveness and then Ekiti can move forward.” When asked if their mission was to stop the impeachment, he said: “We want a peaceful resolution of the crisis. We want Asiwaju to intervene and give Fayose a save landing.”
Mr Fayose was on Friday served with impeachment notice by the 19 legitimate lawmakers who want him to respond to allegations of gross misconduct within the next seven days. Reliable sources told Irohinodua that President Goodluck Jonathan is not interested in Ekiti State any longer.
“The President has achieved a landmark when he congratulated the APC Presidential candidate, Mohammadu Buhari. He does not want to see any other thing that will cancel this goodwill,” a source at the Presidency told Irohinodua this evening. The source said that President Jonathan actually holds the view that Fayose’s recklessness and tactless political moves were partly responsible for his failure at the national level.