- The minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi, alleges that the election that brought Governor Fayose in office was rigged
- He says the APC will use local, state and federal power to wrestle Ekiti from the PDP administration
- Uche Ogar says President Buhari has revived some projects abandoned by the immediate past administration in the southeast zone
The minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will ensure that the out-going governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, ends up in jail.
Fayemi made the statement on Saturday, April 14, at a declaration ceremony attended by a large crowd on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, The Punch reports.
The former Ekiti state governor said he was seeking to become governor because he had unfinished business at the government house.
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He said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should expect another transparent, free and fair election like the one it conducted and won by its then candidate, Governor Fayose.
Fayemi alleged that the election was manipulated by soldiers in connivance with Fayose and two former ministers.
He said: “One Sgt. Saghir Koli had revealed how the election was manipulated by the Nigerian Army in connivance with two former ministers: Musiliu Obanikoro and Abdul-Jelil Adesiyan in favour of Fayose – the then candidate of the PDP.
“You remember the June 21, 2014 election which was transparent, this time around, we will have a transparent, free and fair election, genuine and authentic election.
“They said the June 21 governorship poll is free, fair and credible, so that of July 14 will be free, fair and transparent as well. They will accuse us of so many things. They will accuse us of using federal might, but we will not care.
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“They have been saying we want to use federal might, whether it is bottom power, middle level or top power all I know is power belongs to God and he gives it to whoever he gives."
The former governor said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will use local, state and federal power to wrestle Ekiti from the PDP administration.
Meanwhile, Chief Uche Ogar, a former governorship candidate under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia state says that Igbos will benefit more under President Muhammadu Buhari if he emerges in 2019.
Ogar told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday, April 14, that the president had revived some projects abandoned by the immediate past administration in the southeast zone.
According to him, President Buhari’s declaration for presidency in 2019 is good news especially for Igbos.
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