Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, July 10, mistakenly campaigned for Ayodele Fayose ahead of the July 14th governorship election in Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria.
Ngige campaigned for Fayose at the All Progressives Congress, Nigeria’s ruling party mega rally in the state on Tuesday.
During his speech at the rally, the former Anambra state governor said: “If you marry two wives, you go know which one wey better. Fayose is the better wife. E dey cook, e de give husband food, e no de give am trouble. You must bring back Fayose on Saturday”. [Sic]
Abike Dabiri, the Special Assistant to Nigeria’s President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, quickly intervened to correct the mistake but the damage had already been done.
The rally was attended by Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and other top chieftains of the ruling party.
Meanwhile, thirty-five (35) political parties are participating in the governorship election but PDP and APC are believed to be the main contenders. Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka is PDP’s flag bearer while Kayode Fayemi is the flag bearer of the APC.
On Sunday, July 8, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, deployed 30,000 police operatives to Ekiti state for the July 14 governorship election in the state.
Idris directed that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in the state ahead of this Saturday’s election to ensure peaceful, credible, free and fair poll.
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This is what you get when you import people from "Mauritius and Libya" to campaign for Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti state.
"Bring bring Fayose on Saturday" , Chris Ngige of the APC echoed.
— May Ubeku (@Maybeks) July 10, 2018