Nigerian comedian, I Go Dye has reacted to pictures showing the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, wearing a neck-band after he was allegedly tear-gassed during a victory walked staged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state.
According to I Go Dye, Fayose desrved whatever he got because same treatment is meted against pension workers and other Nigerians who hit the streets to protest against hardship.
I Go Dye wrote:
“When pensioners protested, this is what they got. When we protested for fuel pump hike, this is what we got. When we protested against bad leadership this is what we got. When we protested on power failure or increase of minimum wage this is what we got. This is a good experience for you and it will serve as a lesson to others, that they should join Nigerians when they face hardship and speak against it, because of corruption and the ills of the political class.
“Please get up, this is just a small thing compared to the injustice and pains that corruption have caused in this country. Oga governor, you are still among those governors that have short-changed some of our youths’s destiny, even the president is not exempted from any of such consequences.
“Until all of us use our respective positions to promote what is right, every citizen of this country can face this kind of situation.”
“I condemn this rally action because it violates the fundamental human right to liberty and I also use this medium to admonish the people of Ekiti State to remain peaceful as they choose who leads them on Saturday.
“What happens to the boys on the street, can happen to anyone. speak up, because our present status doesn’t stop us from questioning our environment.”
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