On a recent update from the political scene in Nigeria, it has been reported that a former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has taken to social media to express his thoughts on the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Sokoto state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal had lost his re-election bid to the opposition candidate in the ongoing gubernatorial elections in Nigeria, a development that has since attracted mixed reactions from various quarters.
Fayose’s reaction, however, has been the subject of much discussion in recent days. According to reports, Fayose expressed his happiness at the news of Tambuwal’s defeat on his official social media handles. Speaking on the development, Fayose stated that he was excited to celebrate the victory of the PDP and his friends in the APC. He congratulated all those who won their elections and wished them a happy tenure.
However, Fayose’s excitement was not just limited to the general victory of the opposition party. The former governor went ahead to explain that he was particularly excited about Tambuwal’s loss due to the governor’s perceived treacherous acts in the past. According to Fayose, Tambuwal betrayed the party in 2015 and ran back when things got tougher. He went further to allege that Tambuwal also betrayed the Asiwaju he went to meet in APC and Wike, who had sponsored him in 2019. For this reason, Fayose expressed that this was payback time, and he appreciated the people of Sokoto for voting against Tambuwal.
Fayose’s remarks have, however, been met with mixed reactions, with many Nigerians expressing disappointment over the former governor’s lack of decorum and his perceived insensitivity to the plight of the citizens of Sokoto state, whose interests should matter more than political score-settling. While some have commended him for speaking out against political betrayal, others have criticized him for using such a sensitive time to advance his selfish interests.
All in all, the outcome of the governorship election in Sokoto state has been a subject of much discussion in Nigeria, with many concerned about the implications of the election on the future of democracy in the country. While some have identified the result as a reflection of the people’s desire for change, others have attributed it to the politics of betrayal and the lack of commitment to the people’s welfare.
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