President Buhari, Gov Fayose Messages To Fayemi on Winning APC Governorship Primary

President Buhari, Gov Fayose Messages To Fayemi on Winning APC Governorship Primary

Making his speech after he was declared victor, Fayemi, who was joined by fellow aspirants on the podium, allayed the fears of the people of the state that he is on revenge mission on the electoral defeat he suff ered in the June 21, 2014 election.

He also sarcastically thanked the APC for making winning easier for the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Opeyemi Bamidele and Mr Kayode Ojo, have promised that they would work assiduously to ensure that Ekiti joined the progressives government being superintended over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the July 14 poll.

"This is a calculated plot to destabilize and demonize the APC and give victory to their party in the July 14 election through the back door but I am certain that the desperate and mischievous agenda of the PDP will fail on a final note", he said. "Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a fame that will be quenched on July 14th".

"Once Ekiti people come out enmasse and vote for the APC, we will defend our result and ensure that we reclaim what truly belong to us. He should expect to suffer worse defeat compared to that of 2014".

The chairman announced that the party's leadership had started work at consolidating on the victory recorded at the primary. For us in the APC, whenever there is a primary election, it is a family affair.

"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". "I would like them to uphold the values and philosophy of the APC by joining hands to support Dr. Fayemi in the forthcoming elections".

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Fayemi won the primary by polling 941 votes ahead of Oni, who polled 481 votes, among other 31 aspirants.

Chieftains and prominent aspirants in the just concluded Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ekiti State, including Hon.

Of surprise was the performance of Kayode Ojo, a business tycoon, who trailed the two front-liners to come third.

In what many following the polity in Ekiti have described as a show of unity in the Ekiti state chapter of the APC, the Minister said "I had spent the entire day visiting my co-contestants from Segun Oni to Senator Gbenga Aluko".

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.

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