Fayose Speaks: Why I Attended Kanu’s Trial

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has explained his presence at the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, saying it is in line with his belief in justice for all irrespective of tribe.

Fayose further vowed to attend the trials of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

The governor, who spoke on AIT’s programme ‎- People, Politics and Power, on Wednesday, said he would never support a situation whereby court orders, rulings are disregarded by the government.

“The Federal Government are the ones making Kanu a hero. Anywhere in the world, agitation is normal. In the United Kingdom, there is agitation in Northern Ireland, even, United Kingdom itself is agitating in Europe. Let people agitate for whatever reason as long as it is constitutional. I am not in support of the break up of Nigeria. But ‎when court grants bail to people, release them and allow them to attend their trials from home,” a statement by the governor’s Chief ‎Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, quoted Fayose as saying.

“I have no personal relationship with Kanu but I have been consistent in drawing attention of Nigerians to the trend of not regarding court orders and rulings by the present Federal‎ Government. I am from the North, East, West and South of this country. I am a complete and detribalised Nigerian. I will attend the trial of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky too. Courts in the land and even ECOWAS Court directed that Dasuki be released but the government has refused to heed the call.”


  1. There's no gain in division. I kind of Luke style and openness

  2. Hassan Aderemi27 April, 2017 06:32

    Issorite, freedom of movement.

  3. Hmmm after you sent your thugs to neatly judge in Ado Ekiti after your election? This man is a joker looking for undeserved attention.

  4. a real man you are..fayose is gaining groumds seriously with his unique style of doing things..he might just bring people together again with such moves

  5. When your peril will begin, I hope he will be there for you, it's too sure, you cannot escape it

  6. Oladimeji Seun27 April, 2017 12:37

    They waka about o.

  7. This man is only gathering support in preparation for his own trial after leaving office.

  8. Does Fayose exist at all? If he does, who cares?

  9. Does Fayose exist at all? If he does, who cares?


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