Fayemi ‘He can’t even win APC governorship ticket in 2018,’ Ekiti PDP says

The party made the comment after Fayemi said that his loss of the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti is “unfinished business.”

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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Kayode Fayemi speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria October 11, 2016. Picture taken October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Kayode Fayemi speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria October 11, 2016. Picture taken October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State says that former governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi is trying to get power through the back door.

The Ekiti PDP also said that Fayemi would not even win his party’s governorship ticket in 2018 if he tried to contest.

The party made the comments after Fayemi said that his loss of the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti is “unfinished business.”

“Credible information at our disposal this time around is that they are boasting that some judges of the apex court have now agreed to do their bidding and that they are only left with the Chief Justice of Nigeria to blackmail into their corner,” Ekiti PDP Chairman, Gboyega Oguntuase said.

“It is a shame that these are the same people that the Supreme Court justices being tried by the EFCC had alleged approached them with offers to pervert the course of justice in the Ekiti 2014 election.

“Fayemi and his co-travellers are ceaselessly and shamelessly plotting to subvert the sovereign will of the people of Ekiti freely expressed in an election adjudged free and fair by both local and international observers, including the United States Government. He was roundly defeated in all the 16 local governments, including his own.

“He did the right thing initially by conceding defeat but the taunts of his party people and the realization that the 2014 election accurately depicts him as a paper-weight politician with no electoral value have returned to haunt him.

“And knowing full well that he has never won any election in Ekiti, and will fail if he contests the 2018 governorship election, he has devised scheme after scheme and plotted one device after another to use the federal might to compromise the Judiciary and the security forces to subvert democracy in Ekiti.

“They went to court after the 2014 election and lost all the way from the tribunal, through the Appeal Court to the Supreme Court. Fayemi is now boasting that he will cause the Supreme Court to reverse itself on its judgment on the Ekiti election, but he will fail.

“It is obvious he cannot even win the APC ticket but he must continue to sell the dummy to the Presidency about his touted relevance in Ekiti so he does not lose his seat in any cabinet reshuffle,” Oguntuase added.

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Fayemi served one term as governor of Ekiti but lost to incumbent, Ayo Fayose of the PDP in 2014.

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