Ado Ekiti- As Governor Ayodele Fayose on Thursday clarified that under no circumstance would he join the All Progressives Congress(APC), saying he remains “constant and unshaken” with the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
“What I said is that if the current man-made crisis rocking the PDP persists till 2018, rather than allow them mess us up like they did in Ondo, we may have to seek an alternative and credible platform. We are not people who betray the confidence of our people. If there will be change at all, it will not be spur-of-the-moment. We shall carry our leaders and the people along. Fayose
“I will never dump PDP for APC. I remain strong and unshaken for the PDP. I can’t jump the boat , even if I want to jump, I won’t jump into the red sea.
“Why should I leave the PDP and join a party of hunger like APC? Ekiti is different from Ondo. By the grace of God, there will be a repeat of history here in 2018, I shall repeat the 16-0 that I gave them in 2014.
“I operate like the biblical Elisha because those with us are greater than theirs. The God of Israel that conquered Philistines shall be on our side”.
“The fact that they rigged PDP out of Ondo state does not mean that they won the hearts of the people. Sooner than later, the joy they procured by dubious means will turn into ashes in their mouths. Their so-called victory is nothing but pyrrhic.
Fayose who said this at the palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe while being conferred with the honour of ‘Outstanding Achiever of Our Time’ by Ado Progressive Union, added that he will never dump the PDP for APC under any guise.
The governor had on Wednesday in Ikere Ekiti at a meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere chapter, said that he may not use PDP platform to present candidate for the 2018 poll.
Fayose was apparently reacting to the polarization of the party into Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff’s factions, which led to the abysmal performance of the party’s candidate, Eyitayo Jegede in the just concluded governorship poll in Ondo State.
The Governor who was at the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti with members of his cabinet and members of the state House of Assembly assured the people of Ado Ekiti that more developmental projects shall be instituted by his government for him to remain indelible in the history of Ekiti State.
“Chief Obafemi Awolowo died 29 years ago, but his work live on. I want people in ten, twenty, fifty years to think of one Ayo Fayose that governed Ekiti and opened up Ado Ekiti, built a new Oja Oba Market, the flyover , dualization of many towns among other landmark projects.
“I have raised the bar of development in Ado Ekiti, I have raised the respect for Ewi and no governor can come to Ekiti and undermine this town and the throne.
“ I shall do more to promote this palace to the extent that our opponents will have no space within this palace to construct any structure”, Fayose said.