Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, explains that there are tendencies clearly indicating that Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, will lose the elections.
According to Thisday report, Fayose believes that the alleged tactical withdrawal of support by former vice president Atiku Abubakar and by northern leaders is the beginning of the end.
Ekiti governor made his position known on March 12 in Ado-Ekiti through Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary.
Fayose noted that the sudden U-turn had been observed when the northern leaders realized that Buhari would be made to shortchange the North, had rattled the party.
Additionally, the governor again touched upon the issue of the APC candidate's health saying that it had become worrisome to the northern caucus who still remember the passing of Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua.
See the statement below:
“We thank the APC for conceding defeat in the coming elections. At east, they, for the first time, appear realistic. Buhari’s insistence that he must be allowed to attend to his health is commendable.
“It is glaring that he needs to rest and not waste energy on a failed project. The man has been abandoned by those who claim to be his backers and Buhari’s people have told him the bitter truth. That they would prefer to wait for another four years than to get trapped by some selfish South-west leaders for eight years.
“The preoccupation of the APC now is how to retain the APC- controlled states and prevent the PDP from capturing them.
“The tactical withdrawal of people like Atiku, Kwakwanso and the battle for survival by Tinubu and Amaechi in Lagos and Rivers have woken up Buhari to the politics of deceit that some are luring him to.
“While PDP leaders are confidently traversing the country meeting Nigerians and getting their support, APC leaders are held up in their hideouts. Who among them is canvassing support for Buhari now?
“Tinubu, for instance, is only pre-occupied with his aim of maintaining his stranglehold on Lagos’ resources by putting another stooge in the Government House, Ikeja, but this time around, he has failed woefully.”
Meanwhile Nigeria is in waiting of probably the most important political event of the recent years. On March 28 and April 11 the voters will decide on the further course of the country development.