PDP Member Cautions Fayose Against Unguarded Utterances

The immediate past Minister of National Planning and a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman has urged Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose to be mindful of his utterances.
This is against the backdrop of the Governor’s comment that President Mohammadu Buhari was trying to Islamize the country.
Fayose was reported to have criticized the President’s visit to Saudi Arabia alongside five other Governors, saying it was a ploy by Buhari to turn the country into an Islamic state.
But in statement by the former Minister under Goodluck Jonathan, said that Fayose’s comment does not represent the opinion of most PDP members.
Sulaiman emphasized that the visit was not enough to suggest that the President wanted to Islamize Nigeria.
The statement read: “The above statement credited to Governor Ayo Fayose on Saturday 27th of February that the trip by President Muhammad Buhari and Five Governors to Saudi Arabia is an attempt to transform Nigeria into an Islamic Nation should be seen as a misguided utterance and not a true reflection of the perceptions of most members of our party.
“Not only is it capable of heighten (sic) the centrifugal tendencies in our country, such statement could be counter-productive to the reform agenda been driven by some patriotic elements in our party”, he said.
The former wondered how a mere vist would translate into islamizingnthe nation.
He said: “The mere visit by the President and some government functionaries is not enough to suggest an attempt to islamise the nation. Any divisive statement from any leaders of our party is condemnable and not in the best interest of Nigeria”.

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