by Segun Odeleye
A report this week of a radio programme which aired in Akure, the Ondo capital, and featured the former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, is causing some ripples in Ekiti state.
In the course of the programme, some listeners reportedly called in from Ekiti, and introduced themselves as teachers from the state who have now seen the difference between the ex-governor and the incumbent, Gov. Ayo Fayose. They apologised on behalf of Ekiti teachers who voted massively against the governor.
However, on Thursday, the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Samuel Akosile, said that it is Fayemi who ought to apologise to the teachers, and not the other way round. He said that the teachers in the state have no regrets for standing against Fayemi because he allegedly introduced anti-teachers’ policies during his four years as governor.
He described those who reportedly apologised to the ex-governor as his apologists and not members of the union.
Akosile further advised Fayemi to desist from dragging the body into politics, saying: “inasmuch as we do not want to be dragged into politics because we are civil servants and unionists, we feel constrained to ask Governor Fayemi and his apologists that who deserves apology, Fayemi or Ekiti teachers in this matter?”