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From Ekiti to Akure, no road — Rivers gov. mocks Fayemi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in a viral video has mocked governors of Ekiti and Ondo states for their failure to construct the road linking the two states.

In the viral video, Governor Fayemi said the likes of Governor Wike were beneficiaries of struggle for democracy which he participated in.

If we didn’t do what we did you think you go dey office now”, Governor Fayemi said in pidgin referring to his participation in pro-democracy struggle. “If we did not do it, you go get opportunity to dey do road, dey do project?,” he asked in pidgin.

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Though in opposing political parties, Governors Fayemi and Wike had enjoyed camaraderie as brother-governors.

But Governor Wike is not known to let a jab slide, he promptly took a counterjab at Governor Fayemi, poking him with deplorable state road between Ekiti and Ondo.

“What is the essence of if we don’t do, if we don’t do? From Ekiti to Akure no road,” Governor Wike said, suggesting that Mr Fayemi could not use his influence as a top APC governor to get the federal road fixed.

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The video was shared on Facebook by Tope Fasua, former presidential candidate for Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP). However, we cannot immediately determine where and when the viral video was recorded.

According to Google map, Ado-Ekiti to Akure, Ondo State capital, is a 47.8 kilometers distance.

Reacting to the video, Mr. Fasua said, “Chai that was below the belt. From Ekiti to Akure no road. It’s the Ondo part that is bad though and perhaps there’s a rift between Fayemi and Akeredolu. All the same it’s a big shame that we cannot fix…”