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Biafra: Army occupation of South-East ethnic cleansing – Fayose

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Biafra: Army occupation of South-East ethnic cleansing – Fayose
Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described the alleged mal-treatment and killing of people of the Southeast Nigerian who are agitating for the state of Biafra as ethnic cleansing.
He said that he had forewarned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s second coming would be like the dark days of the military government in 1984 when the nation quaked under heavy militarization.
He said: “I have said it before now that it is only God that can help th e Ibo people. What I see going on the is ethnic cleansing when you see the video clips of that occupation the behaviour of the soldiers leaves much to be desired but they cannot act like that without a whistle blower, somebody is behind them telling them go and cleanse the people.
“Reckless human rights violation in Nigeria today is second to none. And I hope the international community would not be quiet on this. It is unfortunate.”
The Governor, who made the remarks while receiving the Peoples Democratic Peoples’ Elders caucus in the state led by ex-deputy governor Paul Alabi, who paid him a visit to register their endorsement of his deputy, Olusola Kolapo as prefered candidate for 2018 governorship poll, lamented the fate of those allegedly militarised recently in the Southeast.
He said: “I have said it earlier that this is beyond Kanu. That region entirely is embattled and challenged. But you know politics, time will tell. The wind blowing away your wife will blow you away one day. The wind blowing away your enemy today may blow you say one day. It is unfortunate that the Ibo people are suffering this kind of fate, ” he said.
“The herdsmen wrecking havoc all over, and killing, what has the military done to deal with them? Has any of the herdsmen been prosecuted, let alone giving them this kind of treatment?
“You went to court to revoke Kanu’s bail but you can’t even wait for the court to take decision before occupying his house. Nigeria is in trouble except the Lord helps us.
“When the wicked are in authority, the people suffer; when the righteous are in power, the people rejoice.
“We are in a major dilemma. Buhari coming back to power as I have said before is like returning to the dark days of the 1984, because they want to gag Nigerians; they came up with law against hate speech, they threatened to deal with people.
“Glory be to ago who can take both life here and life beyond, these ones can only go for life and can’t do more than that. Let me assure you, Nigeria is a country where God knows how to rearrange thing,” Fayose said.
Meanwhile, elder statesman, founder and President of Afe Babalola university, Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, has escribed Fayose’s endorsement of Olusola as fulfilment of their desire.
“We are glad that governor Fayose has endorded Professor Olusola for next governor and also support his stand that this does not foreclose the chances of other aspirants to contest and be part of the forthcoming primaries.
“There is no doubt that Olusola has been endorsed to continue the good governance.
“We urge governor Fayose to support to bring together aggrieved members so the forthcoming 2018 poll would be won by the PDP.
“We support and align fully with the endorsement and have written a letter of congratulations to the Olusola on this development.”

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