Ekiti people link Fayemi, APC to suffering, pain -PDP
The People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State said the chances of the All Progressives Congress candidate in the July 14 governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi to win the election is very low in view of the poor perception on him and the APC in the state.
The party stated this in a in a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Jackson Adebayo, where he restated the confidence of his party to emerge victorious at the poll because of the emerging confusion within the ranks of the opposition party in Ekiti State.
“Ekiti people are angry with both Dr Kayode Fayemi, and and APC as a party because an average Nigerian sees the party as synonymous with suffering, pain and wickedness while to Ekiti man Fayemi is coming to symbolize the negative acronym of his party which includes creation of cattle colony in Ekiti State.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has said that it will win the July 14 governorship election in the state beyond the imagination of the Federal Government backing the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adebayo said the party was confident of winning the election even if President Mohammadu Buhari moves the whole garrison to help APC, saying “we believe that the army would turn to spectators when they see how Ekiti people would react with their votes.”
On the defection of some PDP leaders in the state, Adebayo dismissed them as some disgruntled members of the party who are only destined to share in the imminent failure of APC at the forthcoming poll.
He claimed that the rate by which members of the APC are defecting to PDP at the grassroots is highly encouraging to us, and that should be enough signal to the party that the game would not be on their side.”
According to him, “the defection into PDP by the caliber of grassroot mobilisers like a former majority leader in Ekiti State house of Assembly, Lai Oke; Chief Bode Agbeleye from Ijero Local Government and other leaders of APC across the state is enough testimony that APC has no business in going into the election in the first instance.”
While chiding the party, Adebayo said “the confusion that rocked the flag-off of the APC candidate’s campaign where a former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, and five others were shot, and the violence that marred their party’s attempt to elect a candidate are pointers to the confusion in the party.”
The Ekiti PDP spokesman said “nobody in the state can forget in a hurry how Fayemi’s government brought pain and wailing to the families of those who were cut down in their prime just for sharing different views with the APC candidate and Ekiti people would not want such a government to evolve again.”