- The Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi is optimistic about APC chances in the Ondo governorship election
- Fayemi said the politics that played out in the Ondo election differ from what occurred in Edo
- The governor said the APC created problems for itself in Edo state
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has expressed the confidence that the APC will win the Ondo governorship election.
Fayemi made the statement during a chat with journalists in Lagos state, This Day reported.
The governor said the strength of the APC will be revealed by the outcome of the Ondo poll.
He explained that the APC in Ondo state is not facing any challenge like what played out during the Edo governorship election.
Fayemi pointed out that the Edo scenario was different because the party had some self-inflicted problems following the way Governor Godwin Obaseki left the APC.
He said the manner Obaseki was treated created problems for the APC in Edo.
The governor said:
“We had self-inflicted problems in Edo. And I’m the first to admit that anybody who knew what we had gone through in Edo would know that we put ourselves in a situation that was problematic. The way and manner of the exit of our former governor created problems for us in Edo."
Meanwhile, the PDP has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari not to give in to any pressure to compromise the governorship election in Ondo state.
A spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan made the plea on Sunday, October 4, at a news conference in Abuja, The Nation reported.
Ologbondiyan called on the president to maintain the standard for a free, fair, and credible election as witnessed in the Edo election.
The Ondo state governorship election is scheduled for Saturday, October 10.
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