- Nigerian youths who fight themselves over politicians have been advised to desist from the act henceforth
- Engr. Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor, gave the advice when he attended the wedding of Ayo Fayose's son
- The duo have been at loggerheads politically in the last few months but the presence of Makinde at Fayose's son wedding has put to rest the squabbles
Lagos - Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has advised young Nigerians not to be caught up in politicians' battles.
Makinde gave the advice on Saturday, October 23 during the weeding of Oluwanigba, son of the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose in Lagos.
Makinde and Fayose recently had open political differences over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest region.
Although Fayose conceded later defeat after his preferred candidate, Eddy Olafeso lost to Taofeek Arapaja who was backed by Governor Makinde during the southwest zonal PDP congress, there were indications that the party in the zone may still not be united.
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But one week to the special national convention of the PDP, Governor Makinde, who was a guest at the traditional wedding ceremony, said whatever misunderstanding they have had, has been put behind them.
He also cautioned against politics of bitterness, noting that the presence of incumbent Ekiti state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and erstwhile governor, Segun Oni at the wedding, should serve as a lesson to Nigerians.
He said in a statement released by his spokesman, Taiwo Adisa:
“If you look at the former governors in Ekiti state – Governor Segun Oni, Governor Ayo Fayose, and the incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi, they have governed the state at one time or the other but they were not in the same party.
“So, those of you who want to die because of us politicians, be careful. Politics is not something that should cause anybody to lose his or her life. We are moving towards the electioneering period, and I just want to use this opportunity to appeal to you all.
“If you also look at this marriage, the bride and groom are from Christian and Muslim families. So, people who also want to always fight on religious grounds should have a rethink.”
How Fayose visited APC leader, Bola Tinubu in Lagos recently
Recall that Fayose on Tuesday, October 12, visited the Lagos residence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to felicitate with him after his return to the country following a successful medical trip abroad.
The visit, however, sent tongues wagging with some political watchers suggesting that Fayose might be heading to the APC.
However, Fayose clarified that despite his visit to the former Lagos state governor, he remained a PDP chieftain.