Ekiti Guber: Fayose Urges Buhari To Preserve Fayemi's Seat At FEC

Postado Mai 17, 2018

Fayemi maintained that while there might be infrastructural development in the state, infrastructure should be a trigger for concrete development.

He also sarcastically thanked the APC for making winning easier for the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof.

Reacting to President Buhari's congratulatory message to Fayemi, Governor Fayose tweeted on Monday: "President Buhari congratulating Fayemi on his emergence as APC candidate is like day-dreaming". Kolapo Olusola, to succeed him in office.

Briefing newsmen in Iyin Ekiti after consultation meeting with his supporters from the 177 wards, Bamidele said the coming election was not about Fayemi, but about afflicted people of the state, who were being deceived by the present government and the party, APC.

He [President Buhari] was also optimistic that having won the party's ticket, the former governor would leverage his track record as a reformist who has a passion for education, health and welfare, to reclaim the governorship seat when the state goes to poll on July 14. Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14.

Olusola had since been endorsed by Fayose who denied Fayemi a second term as governor in 2014 and the two have been in a running battle since then.

"The APC is set to give Ekiti people a new lease of life through prioritization of time-tested policies capable of transforming the economy and provision of opportunities for wealth creation, social welfare, healthy living and food security". And whenever we finish our primary elections, and aspirants and stakeholders come together to work as a team, it gladdens our heart as a party.

"Until he does all these, his apology will only be seen as part of the political gimmicks that he is known for and Ekiti people will never take him seriously".

"Though, I did not win the primary, but I have no regret contesting because members of APC in Ekiti are great people".

Fayemi polled 941 votes, followed by Mr Segun Oni 481, while Kayode Ojo 281, and came third where 2,327 accredited delegates voted in the shadow election.

He said all efforts were now geared towards winning the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, adding that the party's national campaign committee for the election will soon be set up.

The Isan-born politician was declared victor by the Ekiti State APC Governorship Primary Electoral Committee Chairman, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State.