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Fayose 'APC cannot conquer Ekiti like Ondo,' Governor says

Fayose gave the hint on Wednesday, November 30, while meeting with members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria.

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Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

(The Cable)

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that he might abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018.

Fayose gave the hint on Wednesday, November 30, while meeting with members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Vanguard reports.

“I don’t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet and at the appropriate time, I will tell you,” he said.

“We are still studying the situation. We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the people,” he added.

Fayose however added that the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu in the Ondo governorship elections doesn’t threaten the PDP’s popularity in Ekiti.

“You all saw how people sold their votes in Ondo state, I am confident that that will not happen in Ekiti. I am close to the people you are the source of my strength,” Fayose said.

“Even if it requires just 48 hours to any election, if I tell you where to go, you will surely follow me there.

“APC will be fooling itself if it thinks it will conquer Ekiti like it did in Ondo . Ekiti is a peculiar place and I am the man on ground here. I want to assure my supporters and Nigerians that APC won’t win a local government here in 2018, even if President Muhammadu Buhari moves down all the money in FG’s TSA.

“Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Eyitayo Jegede must have lost in Ondo State, but that does not mean the people had voted rightly. In 2015, people clamoured for change and what have we got now? Nigerians are becoming poorer than ever.

“Today, I am the only one among the APC governors in the South West . I am now like the nation of Israel surrounded by enemies, but I shall defeat and triumph over them.

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“APC has never defeated me in any battle, either political or legal. Whether they like it or not, I will win in Ekiti no matter the animosity because I have the people behind me,” he added.

Fayose is believed to be referring to the elections that will produce his successor as his tenure will expire in 2018.

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