A former Governor of Abia State and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Movement for the Re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has described the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, as his boy.
Kalu said this in response to the position of Fayose that he should not visit Ekiti State as part of his scheduled tour of the South West to campaign for a second term for Buhari.
Kalu, who defied Fayose and showed up in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Sunday, told journalists:
“My attention was called from Ondo State on Saturday that Governor Fayose said I should not come to Ekiti.
“Fayose is my boy.
“He can’t stop me from coming.
“He is my boy and he knows he can’t stop me on anything.
“Governor Fayose was in my house for 90 days after he was impeached.
“He is my friend but he has gone beyond his limit by saying a bonafide elder statesman like me should not come to Ekiti.
“Fayose was in my state, Abia, last week.
“Nobody said he should not come.
“So I have declared war on him.
“Even if I sleep on the floor, I will still defeat Fayose on any issue.”
Kalu, who said such statement by Fayose was not expected of someone holding such high office.