- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state expresses the confidence that he will emerge victorious in the coming Ekit gubernatorial election
- The governor says any candidate fielded by the APC in the poll will be no match for the PDP
- Fayose calls on the opposition to remember that it was the APC-led administration of 2010 to 2014 that plunged the state into financial crisis
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will score a record breaking victory against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state to set electoral records.
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Fayose in a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, July 21, expressed the confidence that he will emerge victorious in the coming poll, Vanguard reports.
The governor reacting to comments made by Segyn Oni while declaring his intention to contest the poll that Fayose and the PDP were common enemies, said any candidate fielded by the APC in the poll will be no match for the PDP.
He said: “Defeating the APC in governorship elections is not new to me and my party. We defeated them in 2003 and recorded a landslide victory against them in 2014 when their candidate could not even win his local government. The 2014 victory was very remarkable because Oni was part of a gang up of three former governors against me and my party and we won convincingly.
“Oni tried unsuccessfully to rubbish my administration’s giant strides in the state during my first tenure and the current one. It was during my first term that we dualised all the roads leading to Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. We repositioned education and improved on the state’s performance in public examinations. We are number one in NECO and among the top in WAEC examinations.
“Now, we are not only dualising roads across 11 local government areas, we have extended the Ado-Ikere Road dualisation deep into Ikere town. Because the APC and its leaders in Ekiti lack foresight, they can never ever see anything good in the flyover, new Ojaba Market, new high court complex, new Governor’s Office and other numerous projects we are executing.
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“They are simply dumbfounded that in spite of the austere times we are in, our administration has been able to forge ahead with these projects. It is only a leadership that is focused and know its onions that can place the welfare of majority of people over and above the welfare of minority."
Fayose called on the opposition to remember that it was the APC-led administration of 2010 to 2014 that plunged the state into financial crisis when it failed to offset workers’ entitlements and borrowed to finance projects it never executed.
Meanwhile, Governor Ayo Fayose has called on Nigerians to reject the All Progressives Congress, (APC) committee on restructuring.
Legit.ng gathered that Fayose in a statement Thursday night by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi said: “It is dead on arrival and a ruse. It is a blatant attempt to draw the wool over the eyes of Nigerians.”
Fayose, who also serves as the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, said the committee was unnecessary since Nigerians have overwhelming voted for immediate restructuring of the polity.
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