The Southwest Good Cause Groups, a coalition of civil society and ethnic organizations in the Southwest has accused Ekiti and Ondo state governors, Kayode Fayemi and Rotimi Akeredolu of sponsoring a tardy protest/campaign in Akure on Thursday supposedly in the name of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to cause disaffections in the presidency.
The group in a statement made available to Africa News24 (an24) and signed by its Coordinator, Dr Eniola Aragbaye noted with profound distress the recent schemes of the two Governors in promoting their divisive agenda in Oodua land against the Vice President of Nigeria.
Arabgaye said aside from the two governors egghead roles in promoting schism in the Presidency in the last few weeks, ”we note their roles in sponsoring a tardy protest/campaign supposedly in the name of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The group said the governors using some faceless political elements in their states attempted to portray the Vice President as a desperate politician ahead of 2023 politics.
“Their use of these sponsored campaign supposedly to support an ambition for 2023 which the Vice President has categorically not asserted nor indicated interests in, as a loyal deputy to his principal just at the precipice of a second term, is designed to sow seeds of distrust between the two gentlemen.”
We denounce this behaviour unbecoming of good stewards of public funds, and note that in recent times these two governors have had internal issues in their states relating to security but have rather chosen to be busy bodies in Abuja matters.
Let it be known that as responsible citizens of Oodua Nation and Nigeria, our group condemns these acts of subterfuge sponsored by outside elements and grandstanding by these under performing Governors. We will also not stand by while the Vice President, an illustrious son , is rubbished on National Stage by the floundering Duo.