Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Ekiti guber: No petition received on election primary- APC Appeal Committee

Fayose formerly declared his aspiration for the office of the president. Facebook Fayose formerly declared his aspiration for the office of the president. Facebook
Melissa Porter | 17 May, 2018, 02:51

Bamidele said he would work hard with other like-minds across the state to ensure that the Minister triumphed in the election.

Bamidele warned that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was already latching on the existing crack in the party to destabilize the party.

The incumbent governor said the defeat would be worst than what Dr. Fayemi suffered in the 2014 poll, adding that the APC candidate, who clinched his party ticket on Saturday should not celebrate yet.

The President noted that Fayemi's passion for education, health and welfare would put him in a good position in the state gubernatorial election.

Fayemi had in his speech after emerging victor of the APC primary election on Saturday, asked the people of the stated to pardon him "for all the errors of omission or commission he made during his first term as governor, between 2010 and 2014". Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14.

"Furthermore, he must demonstrate that he is now a changed person by desisting from telling white lies as he did on National Television yesterday, lying so brazenly that he did not give APC delegates money to get their votes". For us in the APC, whenever there is a primary election, it is a family affair.

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 manner of his so-called victory also leaves much to be desired as it has turned many of their party leaders and followers against him", he added. His arrogance alienates Ekiti people and any serious politician from him.

The first runner-up in the Saturday All Progressives Congress primary in Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has threatened to leave the party if he is not treated with respect.

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.

"We are resolved to align Ekiti State and her good people with the progressive transformation being championed by the APC-led government of President Buhari and no stoned shall be left un-turned in ensuring that this dream is achieved", he said.

Al-Makura who commended all stakeholders for their contribution to the success of the primary handed Fayemi the Certifi cate of Return as the APC candidate for the July 14 poll expressing optimism that the party would coast home to victory.