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You‘re free to join APC, Fayose tells Adeyeye, others

Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti

Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has told the former minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, and other aggrieved chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party that they are free to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC) if they were displeased with the adoption of his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, as his successor.

Fayose, who spoke at the rally held at Okesa area of Ado Ekiti, where his deputy declared his governorship bid, took a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, where he  said the APC administration  is sick and failing the people.

“When a government is sick, it is the leader that is sick and when a government is failing , it is the leader  that has failed.

“When Boko Haram takes over the space , when herdsmen are killing the people and when economy is  completely down, then the leaders have failed the people,” he said.

Fayose also added that he was not in any way rattled by the negative utterances being hurled against him by anti-Olusola aspirants.

He said: “The PDP has taken a position; I say we have taken a position and we  have no apologies  for that  and the position is that Olusola should take over after me, as the governor of Ekiti. It doesn’t matter  to us how many people are abusing us by our action.

“They are even free to join our  adversaries,  but, we will defeat them as the God liveth.

“Olusola never said he wanted to be deputy governor, but God instructed me to pick him. I said we will go together after our tenure, but God said I should allow him to stay; that what I said was my own opinion. This is a show of strength to tell them, I mean the APC , that we are here. We have what it takes to win election.”

Adeyeye has, however, accused the governor of coercing civil servants, students, political appointees, students, councillors,  to attend Olusola’s political rally, whom they described as the governor’s stooge. He said such development is despicable.

Adeyeye, as well as Senator Abiodun Olujimi, former envoy to Canada, Ambassador Dare Bejide and immediate past commissioner for Justice and  known Fayose protégé, Owoseeni Ajayi, had jointly condemned the governor’s support for Olusola. Adeyeye, who hails from Ise Ekiti, in Ekiti South Senatorial District, formally declared his governorship ambition in Ado Ekiti, last Wednesday.


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  1. Ebuka Amaechi 30th January 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I quite admire Gov Ayo Fayose of Ekiti bluntness & publicly stating his mind wtout fear or favour on National issues.Unlike some Naija Corrupt & psycophantic Politicians. Who will privately say one thing & publicly say another on the same National issues.However, I quite completely disagree wt his un Democratic endorsement & imposition of his Deputy as the PDP in next yrs Governorship election in Ekiti Stake.To compound his impunity action,Gov Ayo Fayose went further to ask emminent members of the PDP in Ekiti State to leave the PDP & Join the ruling,APC.If they were not satisfied that he imposed Deputy as the PDP Candidate in the forth coming Guber Elecion in the State. Sadly this singular acton by Gov Fayose ve put him before me in the same league of Corrupt Nigerian politicians. Whom after lootn their States Treasury during their tenures as Governor,Fights desperatively to foist their stooges in office to cover their lootn & bad deeds against the massess while in the office. I advise the members of PDP & the good people of Ekiti State to resist Gov Ayo fayose undemocratic imposition of his Deputy as the next Governor of Ekiti State.

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