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Democracy Will Only Return When Buhari Leaves Office – Fayose

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The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the attack on former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Ayodele Fayose

Ganiyat Ganiyu 

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that there was nothing for Nigeria to celebrate in commemoration of Democracy Day.

He said that democracy would only return to the country when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office.

This was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka on Friday.

Fayose said it was painful that “legacy of free, fair and transparent elections bequeathed to Nigeria by the PDP government has been destroyed, with elections in the country now being held at gunpoint.”

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Fayose said peace and prosperity can only be achieved, when leaders earn legitimacy through the ballot, decrying the open display of contempt for free, fair and transparent election by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

He said; “Democracy will return to Nigeria again after President Buhari’s tenure.

“Today, there is no democracy to celebrate and I have not stopped wondering how we got here in Nigeria.

“I am sure Nigerians will still recall that I warned them in 2015.

“The people mourn when the wicked are in authority while they rejoice when the righteous are in leadership. Today, Nigerians are mourning.

“Nevertheless, we must all keep hope alive because, after darkness, there will definitely be light.”

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