Face-off with FG: Group expresses support for Fayose

A religious group, the Muslim Vanguard, has expressed support for Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in his crusade to be the voice of the opposition in the country that has drawn the anger of the Federal Government.

The group, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday and signed by Yusuf Rasak Adesanjo, Coordinator and Ahmed Lamidi, Secretary, said it is also supporting the governor with prayers, noting that opposition must not be gagged if democracy would thrive.

The Muslim Vanguard also faulted the much-touted fight against corruption by the Federal Government, saying it was selective and targeted at the opposition.

“We discovered that the fight against corruption by the Federal Government is very selective and aimed at silencing the opposition. We condemn it in its entirety because opposition is an ingredient of democracy.

“We identify with you in this trying time. All the evil plans of your enemies to get at you shall fall the way the wall of Jericho fell, as written in the Holy Book,” the group said.

The Muslim Vanguard also prayed that Governor Fayose would successfully complete his tenure and hand over to another Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in 2018.

The group affirmed its loyalty and support for the governor, adding that it would continue to pray for the success of the administration.