President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the forthrightness and integrity that characterised the people of Ekiti State has been lost under the current Governor of Ekiti State, Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He made the observation while hosting members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, South-West caucus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari also noted that it was time for the APC to restore those lost values and return the state to its pride of place in the comity of states.
According to Buhari, “I know Ekiti fairly well and Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity.
“All of these values seem to have been lost and we must restore these values and return Ekiti to its pride of place in the comity of states.
“As we approach the 2019 elections, the return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important as the election of July 2014 is going to be a key pointer to subsequent elections.
“On my part, let me reassure you that you can count on my support. But charity must begin at home. I urge Ekiti leaders and the leaders from the South-West to take this assignment seriously so that the APC can laugh last in the July election. It is only then that we will all be beneficiaries of victory.
“Let us return to the field to work hard and deliver victory to our great party.”