Fayose set to dump PDP

Governor Ayo Fayose
Ekiti State Gov. Ayodele Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state on Wednesday hinted that he would dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prior to the next governorship election in the state in 2018.

He did not however say which party he would by moving to but ruled out the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr. Fayose spoke during a meeting with the state Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria in Ikere-Ekiti.

“I don’t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet and at the appropriate time, I will tell you.

“We are still studying the situation. We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because politics is about the people.

“You saw how people sold their votes in Ondo State. I am confident that will not happen in Ekiti.  I am close to the people; you are the source of my strength.

“Even if it requires just 48 hours to any election, if I tell you where to go, you will surely follow me there,” he said about his political future.

On the recently held Ondo governorship election won by the APC candidate, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor Fayose posited the the people did not vote rightly.

He however, vowed that such situation would not be allowed to play out in Ekiti state.

Speaking at another meeting with civil servants on Grade Levels 01-06, Fayose said, “APC will be fooling itself if it thinks it will conquer Ekiti as it did Ondo. Ekiti is a peculiar place and I am the man on ground here.

“I want to assure my supporters and Nigerians that APC won’t win a local government here in 2018.

“Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Eyitayo Jegede might have lost in Ondo State, but that does not mean the people voted rightly.

“In 2015, people clamoured for change and what have we got now? Nigerians are becoming poorer than ever.

“Today, I am the lone voice in Southwest. I am now like the nation of Israel surrounded by enemies, but I shall defeat and triumph over them.”

Prompt News recalls that Fayose decamped to the Labour Party from PDP ahead of the 2011 general election.

He returned to the PDP in 2012 to run for the governorship election in 2014, which he won, defeating then incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi.

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