A group under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, known as the Concerned Stakeholders, has called on Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose to put much of his time on finding solutions to the unpaid salaries in the state rather than criticising the policies of the Buhari-led federal government.
The group said Fayose was only seeking political relevance.
The group noted that the governor had continued to comment on national issues while the self-inflicted crisis in his state needed attention.
The group, in a statement signed by Prof. Tayo Akinyemi, on Wednesday, noted that Fayose should be proactive in resolving the state’s inability to pay workers’ salaries.
It said, “Fayose should adopt result-oriented negotiation skills and resolve his internal governance issues before considering what President Buhari has done right or wrong. Ekiti is only one of 36 states.
“If all the 36 states have to monitor the President’s steps, there would be commotion in the country. The governor must concentrate on governance with best practices in his state.
“President Buhari, according to our investigations, was pressurised by international organisations and well-meaning groups to adopt dialogue in handling the militancy in the Niger Delta, as it is done in the developed countries.
“As a listening President, who is ready to try other democratic options, Buhari yielded to this piece of advice in line with international practice. Buhari’s decision, therefore, has nothing whatsoever to do with Fayose’s statement.
“Fayose has no relevance in national issues and will be best advised to look for another way to achieve his political aspirations.”