Fayemi declares incumbent governor, Fayose "enemy of Ekiti state"

Grant Boone
May 17, 2018

"President Buhari believes that Fayemi's track record in the state as a reformist, with a penchant for building educational infrastructure and promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, will bolster his chances at the forthcoming polls".

Fayose is backing his protégé, who emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate on May 8, Prof.

Reacting to President Buhari's congratulatory message to Fayemi, Governor Fayose tweeted on Monday: "President Buhari congratulating Fayemi on his emergence as APC candidate is like day-dreaming".

Meanwhile, APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank has mocked APC chieftains who expressed dissatisfaction at the outcome of ward congresses of the party nationwide and the botched governorship primary in Ekiti, asking them to accept the result of their silence in the face of impunity.

But responding, Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), called on Fayemi to go beyond seeking forgiveness from Ekiti people to returning the billions of naira looted from the state treasury during his administration.

Fayemi had in his speech after emerging victor of the APC primary election on Saturday, asked the people of the stated to pardon him "for all the errors of omission or commission he made during his first term as governor, between 2010 and 2014". "Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a fame that will be quenched on July 14th. The manner of his so-called victory also leaves much to be desired as it has turned many of their party leaders and followers against him", he added. For us in the APC, whenever there is a primary election, it is a family affair. His arrogance alienates Ekiti people and any serious politician from him.

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I'm not on revenge mission-Fayemi Ekiti state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship flag bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that his desire to return to power is not to revenge the loss he suffered in 2014 but to better the lives of the citizenry.

He won the poll after polling polled a total of 941 votes, to defeat a former governor of the state, Segun Oni, as well as 31 other aspirants.

The President noted that the ruling party values internal democracy, describing the success of the primary election as another testament to the APC's democratic credentials. Mr. Kayode Ojo got 281 votes to come third.

He said that the APC was taking the Ekiti governorship poll seriously "to redeem the state from a very abusive government".

Olusola of the PDP and Fayemi of the APC are major contenders to the governorship seat of Ekiti State in the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

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