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Dayo Adeyeye Ex-PDP spokesman dumps opposition party for APC

He announced that he'll help the APC rescue Ekiti from the PDP.

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Ex-PDP spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, dumps opposition party for APC play

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye


The immediate former spokesman of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has joined the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC).

Adeyeye announced his decision to join the party on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, nearly three weeks after he lost the PDP's primary election for the Ekiti gubernatorial election to incumbent deputy governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola. He had quit the PDP days after election, accusing state governor, Ayodele Fayose, of imposing his deputy on the party.

When he quit the party weeks ago, Adeyeye said he was no longer happy with the direction the PDP was taking the state under Fayose and his cronies.

While he had previously dismissed reports that he had joined the ruling party, he said on Tuesday that he would help the APC's candidate for the gubernatorial election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to rescue Ekiti state from the grips of Fayose.

He noted that leaving the PDP was a hard choice but he had to take the leap for the collective interest and future of Ekiti people. He described Fayose's continuity plan with Olusola's candidacy as a deliberate blemish on the self esteem of the Ekiti people.

He said, "For me politics has always been an opportunity to serve and make contribution towards the development of my community and the nation. Therefore where I am compelled to make a choice between loyalty to a political party and loyalty to my community, l will readily chose my community or state.

"Political parties come and go but the community remains. I cannot change my state or hometown but I can always change my party if I feel that it can no longer serve as a vehicle for our collective good as a people.

"As a thoroughbred Ekiti person with a deep love of this land and the people. It is incumbent on me to resist and stop the evil agenda of one man to put our people in perpetual enslavement.

"I have said No to Fayose's continuity of dictatorship, impunity, imposition, poverty, unprecedented looting of our common patrimony and deliberate debasement of the self esteem of our people.

"For my friends, admirers, patrons and well wishers I want to reiterate that Fayose is an impossible person to deal with. A pompous martinet with a huge ego, he is deliberately divisive and deceitful. He does not believe in reconciliation and no effort at reconciliation will work with him.

"Therefore after deep introspection and wide consultation with various stakeholders in this State, my supporters and I have decided to leave Egypt which the Fayose administration represents and join hands with patriotic Ekiti people to board the train of the APC for the onward journey to our promised land.

"We are joining forces with eminent Ekiti sons and daughters to free our land from the Vulture and predator feeding fat on our common wealth. We want to set our land free and never again shall we entrust our land unto the hands of unknown person with unverifiable pedigree to ride roughshod on our people.

"We have assurances of Dr. Kayode Fayemi the APC candidate that he has come to right the wrong of the past and not on a vengeance mission as being touted by Fayose and his cohorts.

"He is now better equipped, well focused and better prepared to move Ekiti forward. Let's join hands with him in the collective mission to rescue our dear State from the greedy predator in this hour of our greatest need. This is a call to duty for all patriotic Ekiti sons and daughters.

"My supporters, associates, PAAM and I have finally resolved to join APC with effect from today 29th May in the celebration of democracy day that some of us fought gallantly to achieve from the military."

Familiar history of defection

Adeyeye joined the PDP after leaving the Action Congress (AC) in 2006 in the wake of his loss in the party's primary election to Fayemi, the candidate he now supports for a second term as governor after his initial stint between 2010 and 2014.

Adeyeye also served as the Minister of State for Works under former president, Goodluck Jonathan, between 2014 and 2015.

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