EKITI State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to emulate statesmen such as a former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, who are working assiduously for the stability of the country.
Fayose, who is also the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’-Forum, stated this while answering reporters’ questions after a visit to General Abubakar at his residence in Abuja.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, Fayose commended the General for the roles he played before and after the 2015 general election.
He told the former leader some of the legacy projects his administration was executing, despite the economic recession in the country.
In his remarks, Abubakar congratulated Fayose on his election as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.
He also said he had been reading about Fayose’s activities as a leading opposition figure in the country.
He added that democracy needed a virile opposition to thrive and make progress and therefore commended Fayose for the various development projects being executed in Ekiti.
Asked by reporters if he would embark on such a visit to Obasanjo, Fayose replied in the negative.
“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo must take a cue from General Abdusalam Abubakar who is working for the unity and stability of the country. President Obasanjo must behave like a true statesman.”
President Obasanjo’s major weakness is that he does not see anything good in other people or what they do, except what he does himself,” he said.