The Chief Press Secretary to Ekiti State Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, whsile peaking in an interview in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, said his boss will never allow the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) or any group to draw him into politics of bitterness or to take vengeance on anybody.
The CPS said his boss was of the belief that vengeance belongs to God and that when God has vindicated someone, the person needs not to fight for himself again.
He was reacting to comments by some APC members that Governor Ayodele Fayose had no choice other than to support the nomination of former Governor Kayode Fayemi as a minister from the state.
Governor Fayose had two days ago called on members of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly to support the candidacy of Fayemi on the floor of the Senate when the screening of ministerial nominees starts on Tuesday.
This is just as the Presidency, through the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, on Friday asked the nominees to commence the lobbying of senators from their states so as to have a smooth sail during screening.
While speaking Mr Adelusi said: “I hope people running their mouths are aware of the rule of the Senate that at least two senators from a nominee’s state must support such nominee. But apart from that, the governor’s type of politics is devoid of bitterness.
“Since Governor Ayodele Fayose came into office, by his deeds, he has not discriminated against even people who are his sworn enemies. The man he appointed the Solicitor-General of the state was the man that was used by those in government then to prosecute him over phantom murder charges.
“Whether anybody likes it or not, God has made him the leader of the state now, in spite of the scheming, plots and gang up of some people. When God fights your battle for you, what else do you need to do other than to watch?
“Fayose’s kind of politics is not vengeance as it is being played by Ekiti APC which is very crude. Their own mindset is that if something is not theirs, it cannot be for somebody else and they will try all means possible to destroy it.
“Fayose is starting a new platform of politics without bitterness, that era of using petitions to block ministerial appointment is gone.
“If there is a fellow who should be vengeful, it is Fayose because he is the one political detractors did all they could to destroy. But since God is not part of their evil agenda, Fayose is governor again. I can tell you that if Fayose has not intervened, the Senate will not approve the nomination of Fayemi.
“But we will not give back to them what they gave us, rather we will teach them how politics should be played,” he said.
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