Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has asked Nigerians not to die for politicians.
The Oyo state Governor said while attending the wedding ceremony of Ayo Fayose’s son, months after a face-off with the former Governor of Ekiti state over the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West region.
Acknowledging the presence of Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum and present Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and erstwhile governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni at the wedding, Makinde stated that it should serve as a lesson to Nigerians.
Asking Nigerians not to fight over religion, he also pointed out that the bride and the groom are from a Christian and Muslim family.
“If you look at the former governors in Ekiti State – Governor Segun Oni, Governor Ayo Fayose and the incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi, they have governed the state at one time or the other but they were not in the same party. So, those of you who want to die because of us politicians, be careful.
“Politics is not something that should cause anybody to lose his or her life. We are moving towards the electioneering period, and I just want to use this opportunity to appeal to you all.
“If you also look at this marriage, the bride and groom are from Christian and Muslim families. So, people who also want to always fight on religious grounds should have a rethink.”