Hero of our democracy: Fayose congratulates Yakasai

Salihu Tanko Yakassai

Salihu Tanko Yakassai: arrested for criticising Buhari's government


Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has commended Salihu Tanko Yakasai, media aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who was sacked for criticising Buhari.

Fayose gave the commendation after Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, father to Salihu Tanko Yakasai reported that his son was arrested by DSS for calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari while condemning the abduction of the students of the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

However, Fayose, stated that Yakasai’s act has made him the latest hero of democracy and portrayed hope for one Nigeria.

According to him, his sack is the beginning of his rise politically.

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The former Governor on his Twitter page wrote: “I commend the courage of Salihu Yakasai, the sacked Gov Ganduje’s Aide for being able to speak truth to power.

“This singular action of his has made him the latest hero of our democracy, and in turn confirmed that there is hope for a united Nigeria.

“ Nothing can be more honourable than what he has done by standing tall amidst darkness and selfishness of leadership. His sack is the beginning of his rise politically.

“I sincerely congratulate him and indeed the ordinary Nigerians seeking good governance and leadership.”