The Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria, Ayo Fayose has sent congratulatory message to the Liberia's President-Elect, George Weah.
In a message sent through his special Assistant on Public Communications and News Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, "I salute George Weah's courage and resilience in spite of the activities and machinations of oppressors and interlopers who blocked his victory 12 years ago. Because the likes of former President Olusegun Obasanjo are not God.
Going further the firebrand PDP Governor of Ekiti State explained that George Weah has been able to achieve his destiny through the grace of God and I wish him a successful tenure."
Governor Ayo Fayose described the UN choice of Obasanjo as a mediator in Liberia as misplaced, pointed out that "Someone like Obasanjo, who was at the center of the manipulation of George Weah's electoral victory 12 years ago, should not be the one to mediate now that he (Weah) has secured the victory that he was denied then."
According to the Governor, "The UN should be mindful of the fact that someone like Obasanjo that may be seen as a celebrity and champion of democracy internationally is actually a bad and decayed element, lacking democratic credential here in Nigeria considering his failed third term agenda.
" Obasanjo, who was a major actor in Liberia's 2005 election crisis lacked moral rights to be a mediator in the affairs of that country now that it had the first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected leader to another in more than 70 years. He will rather compound their problems in Liberia because I don't see him being trusted by the President-Elect, whom he (Obasanjo) openly worked against in 2005 to impose the outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for reasons best known to him," Gov. Fayose remarked.