By Dapo Akinrefon
PUBLICITY Secretaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-West states have called for spiritual assistance for Governor of Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, saying he needs it to overcome his mental condition that is negatively altering the workings of his mind.
But in a swift reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State said the attack on Governor Fayose has exposed the APC’s image makers as a bunch of “illiterates and rascals who can only at best be spokesmen of a party like APC.”
In a statement, jointly signed by the APC spokesmen of Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos and Osun states, Messrs Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, Taiwo Olatunbosun; Sola Lawal; Joe Igbokwe and Morakinyo Akintola, they said the call became inevitable on account of the persistent odd conduct by the governor before and after he assumed office for a second term.
The APC publicists also appealed to Yoruba traditional rulers and institutions to quickly assist the governor “in his current condition,” depicting him as ”a man suffering from psychosis.”
The statement reads: “We have observed that Fayose’s public conducts suggest that he has a disease of the mind and mental crisis that need a great assay of science and spiritual intervention to save him before he becomes dangerous to the society.
“His recent public attitudes call for state of emergency about his mental health. His thoughts and emotions have been so impaired that he has completely lost decorum and conduct expected of a man that can safely live in peace with other people in a sane society where the law works.
“The last was his embarrassing and illegal communication with the Chinese authority urging President XI Jinping to refuse financial assistance to Nigeria to enable the country address her economic challenges. Also in China, he mounted a rostrum at a train station addressing travellers in tattered clothings and posted his photograph on the Internet, claiming that he was addressing investors in China even when there was no Federal Government’s approval that he ought to seek before a state can embark on such diplomatic trip,”, the statement noted.
Also, the APC spokesmen alleged that “all these suggest that Fayose is suffering from unsound mind and needs quick medical and spiritual interventions before he becomes dangerous to the people he governs.”
Ekiti PDP reacts
In a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Jackson Adebayo, the PDP spokesman said “we in PDP believe that any serious party publicity officer should be image maker not using foul language on opponent unlike these nincompoops calling themselves image makers.
”As far as we are concerned, Governor Fayose is doing what any right thinking person with love of Nigeria at heart should do.”
The party berated remarks made by the APC spokesmen saying “It is not Fayose, who is providing good governance to the people that elected him that need medical test but the president and leadership of APC that have grounded Nigeria’s economy because they are neophytes.”
Besides, the party noted that “the job of responsible image maker of any party is how to win followership for the party but the case of APC is an aberration, those who man the post are set of irresponsible and stinking politicians who are ignorant of what their job entails.”
“It becomes embarrassing and laughable for publicity secretaries of a party that claims to be progressive to turn themselves to quack doctors and voodoo analysts on the governor of Ekiti state in determining his heath status even at the risk of committing great level of libel and slander.
It is not surprising that these bundles of rascals are today the spokesmen of the APC because the party itself is peopled by hooligans and blocked-brains who can not rule in a normal climes”, the party stated.