Don’t die for politicians – Makinde tells Nigerians

The Governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde has asked Nigerians not to kill themselves because of politicians.

He revealed this as he attended the wedding ceremony of Ayo Fayose’s son, months after a face-off with the former Governor of Ekiti state over the leadership of the PDP in the South-West region.

Makinde recognized the presence of Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and past governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni at the wedding, as he told Nigerians to learn from it.

Asking Nigerians not to fight over religion, he also pointed out that the bride and the groom are from a Christian and Muslim family.

Makinde said;

“If you look at the former governors in Ekiti State – Governor Segun Oni, Governor Ayo Fayose and the incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi, they have governed the state at one time or the other but they were not in the same party. So, those of you who want to die because of us politicians, be careful.

“Politics is not something that should cause anybody to lose his or her life. We are moving towards the electioneering period, and I just want to use this opportunity to appeal to you all.

“If you also look at this marriage, the bride and groom are from Christian and Muslim families. So, people who also want to always fight on religious grounds should have a rethink.”

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