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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State and a governorship aspirant, Kayode Ojo, has described as ‘unjustifiable’ the call by some groups for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his ailment.
Ojo told newsmen that, though the protesters had rights to exercise their fundamental rights, such should be done with “human face and not to denigrate a president for falling sick while in office.”
The governorship aspirant urged the citizenry to support restructuring that would bring positive change and not what would cause division in the country.
Ojo, who spoke in Ijero Ekiti while declaring his intention for the 2018 governorship election, described the impending governorship poll in the state as a must-win for APC.
He, however, promised that he would join hands with other like-minds in the party to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.
Addressing the gathering, Ojo, who noted that “the protesters have constitutional rights to do so, but we are all human beings who can fall ill and get well later. We have to put ourselves in President Buhari’s shoes, so I disagree with them that he should resign on the basis of sickness.
“Former President, serving governors, and well-wishers had visited President Buhari in London. He is fast recovering and will soon report at his duty post, so the call was not right,” he said.
On the contentious power devolution issue that had gained national attention. Ojo said: “I support every step every restructuring and amendments to our constitution that will bring prosperity to our people.
“My contesting for governorship was borne out of the passion to return Ekiti’s integrity and return act of self-reliant, which Ekiti was known for.”
Ojo appealed to APC members in Ekiti to be patient and peaceful as the preparations for the poll gather momentum, saying: “It will be a great disaster for us to lose again and wait again for another four years.”