Fayose May Dump PDP In 2018
Strong indications emerged on Wednesday that the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, may opt for another platform other than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to prosecute his succession plan during the 2018 governorship election.
This may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the party and its failure in the just concluded Ondo governorship poll,
The governor also declared that
the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu ‘s emergence as the winner of the poll neither threaten the PDP supremacy in Ekiti nor confer legitimacy on the poll to the fact that Ondo electorate had voted rightly.
Speaking in Ikere Ekiti during a meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria in the town, Fazose said “I don’t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet and at the appropriate time, I will tell you”.
He added : “ We are still studying the situation . We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because
party politics is about the people.
“You all saw how people sold their votes in Ondo state, I am confident that will not happen in Ekiti. I am close to the people you are the source of my strength . Even if it requires just 48 hours to any election, if I tell you where to go, you will surely follow me there.”
At a separate meeting with the junior civil servants of grade levels 1-6 in the state to mark the 2016 World Civil Service day, Fayose promised that he would continue to do his best in the payment of salaries by carrying the workers along to know what accrues to the state from the federation account.
The governor who boasted that he will repeat the16-0 he meted out to Ex-governor Kayode Fayemi in 2014, where he defeated the incumbent in all the sixteen local governments assured that there won’t be communication gap once his government doesn’t operate in secrecy.
“APC will be fooling itself if it thinks it will conquer Ekiti like it did in Ondo . Ekiti is a peculiar place and I am the man on ground here. I want to assure my supporters and Nigerians that APC won’t win a local government here in 2018, even if President Muhammadu Buhari moves down all the money in federal government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA).
“Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Eyitayo Jegede must have lost in Ondo
State, but that does not mean the people had voted rightly. In 2015,
people clamoured for change and what have we got now? Nigerians are
becoming poorer than ever.
“Today, I am the only one among the APC governors in the southwest. I
am now like the nation of Israel surrounded by enemies, but I shall
defeat and triumph over them.
“APC has never defeated me in any battle, either political or legal. Whether they like it or not, I will win in Ekiti no matter the animosity , because I have the people behind me”, Fayose declared.
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