• Says: ‘I’m still contesting Presidency’
From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said he and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are ready for the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in the state, which, he swore they would win hands down.
Recall that Fayemi’s posters have flooded Ekiti since Monday with his loyalists urging him to join the gubernatorial race.
Speaking in reaction to the development in Ado-Ekiti yesterday during an interactive session with heads of public primary and secondary schools in the state, Fayose said Fayemi lost in 158 out of 177 wards and in all local governments last time, adding that he would record a more woeful result this time around.
“Let Fayemi come and contest and test his popularity. It is him we need. He is now advising Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to sack teachers and saying that they must be tested and sacked. He is saying that the test is in the right direction. We have not changed the teachers and we have moved to number one in NECO, WAEC examinations. We won’t sack teachers in this state, you all know that you would have been sacked had Fayemi won the poll that brought me back,” he said.
Reacting to the release of 2019 election timetable, the governor said he has not withdrawn from the 2019 presidential race in spite of the fact that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) had zoned the ticket to the North. Fayose said : “I am still in the presidential race I am only waiting for the time Ekiti governorship election will hold so I can have the time. Though, I am making contacts, I am reaching out to the people that matter across the country”.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ekiti State, Mr Olugbesan Olusegun, thanked the governor for the priority given workers welfare in the state.