Ekiti: APC’s defeat inevitable – Fayose tells Presidency

Ayo Fayose
Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state Governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria, Ayo Fayose, has predicted defeat for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state, Kayode Fayemi, in the July 14 governorship poll.

Speaking in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, through the Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said the APC’s defeat at the governorship poll will be a shocker for the Presidency and the National Working Committee of the party led by Adams Oshiomhole.

Reacting to the evacuation order passed across to him and the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, at the APC National Convention in Abuja, Fayose said, apart from Ekiti which is already a hope lost for the APC candidate, the ruling party is also heading for doom in Osun State, before it would finally lost the presidential seat in 2019.

His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari, who initially was being deceived with the fake popularity of Fayemi in Ekiti, has seen the reality, likewise Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who equally has capitulated.

“While the President said though he wished Fayemi would win but elections are not predictable, Osinbajo said any party could win. This is because they have been told the truth. How can Fayemi win when he lacks the support of the critical sectors – the voters?

“He has offended the teachers, who he demoted, harassed and planned to sack.

“They also know that if Fayemi comes back, he is going to sack them, so, how will teachers vote for him?”

The Governor was however hopeful that the flagbearer of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Kolapo Olusola, would win at the poll with a landslide.

However, the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation in a quick response said the governor and his allies made ridiculous claims that Fayemi during his tenure put the state in debts.

“Fayose first said Fayemi left N96bn debts. Later, he reduced the figure to N92bn and again to N86bn. Later he called it N76bn to the point that you could not even say this is what the figure was until DMO declared that the debt was N18bn.”

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