As Donald Trump is being congratulated over his success in the United States presidential election, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has also hailed the Republican, describing his victory as “the beginning of a real change in Nigeria”..
According to the ‘troublesome’ governor, Trump’s victory means a serious loss for those who forced the present All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigerians.
Fayose in a statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Wednesday, November 9 said:
“Now that Trump has won, it portends hope for Nigerians that the excesses of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will stop as the road has ended for those who conspired to impose Buhari on Nigerians”.
The statement also quoted the governor as saying, that he believed that Trump would be able to tell President Buhari to respect the rule of law and sit at home to solve the economic problems of the nation rather than going on trips around the world.
“Trump presidency symbolises different things to different people and nations. It symbolises God at work and a clear departure from the old order.
“It is also a turning point for Nigeria and Nigerians, particularly those controlling the federal government that must have to change their ways as their allies who imposed them on us just lost out.
“Most importantly, President Barack Obama got what he did to Dr Goodluck Jonathan. God bless President-Elect Donald John Trump!” The governor said, describing the conduct of the elections as a lesson for Nigerians.
Continuing, governor Fayose noted that “The US elections started and ended seamlessly”, adding that the country’s “electoral umpire never meddled; the military, police and SSS did not provide cover for ballot snatchers and there was no printing of doggy result sheets, “I think Prof Mahmood Yakubu and his INEC should learn from this for posterity”. They should stop aiding unpopular politicians to rob the people of quality leadership”, he advised.
Fayose stated that the election of Donald Trump as the president of America is a pointer to the fact that the APC government imposed on Nigeria by external influence could possibly be defeated.
“I prayed to God that if Donald Trump will be the one to save us from this present state of hopelessness, God should give him victory.
“I prayed that God should let Trump win so that another change can begin in Nigeria. I am happy that God answered my prayers and gave Trump a resounding victory.
“I am also happy that God has humbled those who conspired to impose the present APC government that has brought hunger, suffering, abuse of human rights and destruction of the Electoral system on Nigeria and its people.”