Fayose 'Don't ever think of defecting to APC,' Party tells Gov

The APC said Fayose must be day-dreaming if he thinks he can defect to the ruling party to escape prosecution.

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The All Progressives Party (APC) in Ekiti State has told Governor Ayodele Fayose that he is not welcome in the ruling party in case he decides to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The APC in the state is reacting to news of Fayose's plans to leave the PDP.

In a statement issued on Sunday, December 4, by the party's Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, it said Fayose is day-dreaming if he nursed any hope of seeking refuge in the APC

The statement said: "Fayose is always seeking to be relevant in party politics with his party dominating at the centre to enable him get away with his many cases of illegality and lawless conducts.

"Fayose has been jittery and confused since the PDP lost Ondo State to the ruling APC against all odds and calculations and as a political gambler, who has traversed many parties since 2003 till present, starting from the PDP to APGA, Labour party, romanced briefly with ACN  and PPA before moving back to the PDP even as he romanced AD in the last week governorship election, he is at his wits again to save his skin.

"Sensing that PDP is in the throes of death, he is contemplating dumping the party for APC, but there is no place for him in APC as he is only looking for an escape route from prosecution for his various infractions on the law since his first aborted  tenure as governor."

It added that: "Fayose is a blight to any political association he finds himself. For instance, he chased those who helped him win election in 2003 away from PDP and attacked several other members with thugs before he was sacked over criminal conduct only to return to the same party to cause more confusion in Sheriff/Makarfi fractious PDP where he paid his benefactors, including Buruji Kashamu, with evil.

"APC will never accept such a destabilising character and does not have a space for such a demagogue without any ideological bent other than to seize state powers for personal benefits after causing confusion and disaffection among the leaders and running members to the bush."

The party advised Fayose to take the counsel of Plateau Governor Simon Lalong, who advised him to stay in PDP and face the law over his alleged misappropriation of state resources and other pending criminal charges.

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It said: "No amount of defection to any party would save  Fayose from prosecution.

"It is an act of insincerity on the part of Fayose, who daily boasts that he is the leader of opposition, to now dump his party for the party in power thinking that would save him from prosecution.

"The party he is planning to defect to is the same party whose members he has clamped in jail for over two years on trumped-up charges and whose many members were  harassed, maimed and chased out of town shortly before the Presidential and National Assembly elections in 2015.

"Fayose is a trickster and a professional conman who deceives his  hapless followers by saying things he does not mean and making promises he does not intend to keep.

“His latest hint that he may dump PDP which he later recanted has exposed him as a man of unstable character who should not be taken seriously."

Olatunbosun said Fayose will never escape prosecution no matter his schemes.

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