There is fire on the mountain in Ekiti. The All Progressives Congress is not resting at all. They have vowed not to allow any other political party take their state away from them.
During a state conference in Ado-Ekiti, the state chairman, Jide Awe said that the party had “men and women of honour who are going to be at the vanguard of this struggle” to upturn the emergence of Ayo Fayose of the PDP as the state governor-elect.
Jide, who was returned as chairman, said, “This is our land. The land of the progressives, We won’t allow any stranger to take it from us. The struggle for emancipation of Ekiti State has just started. I know we have men and women of honour who are going to be at the vanguard of this struggle. We at the head of the struggle will not shack in our responsibility.”
Governor Kayode Fayemi, represented by his deputy, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, said he was optimistic that the APC would “overtake and recover “ the state from the PDP.
Fayemi said, “The APC is getting stronger. The party is on the ground, effectively, efficiently and absolutely. From what I have witnessed, we still have a firm grip of the state.”
But Governor-Elect, Ayo Fayose, said the APC leaders are merely deceiving themselves…
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, he said, “The APC leaders, especially, in Ekiti State are only deceiving themselves. If they think they are progressives, they are not because they are pretenders. They are wolves in sheep skin. PDP has won in Ekiti State; so, the APC should forget it.
“I want the Ekiti APC to know that by 2015, APC will exist only in name, especially in this state. It will have no structure because its members would have defected to the PDP.
“We are going to do this with landmark projects. Laudable programmes to be embarked upon by Fayose would make them to defect . For them to be saying they will recover Ekiti is just an imagination. They are daydreaming; it will never come to reality. For the next 50 years, APC will not come back to Ekiti State.”
Also, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Kola
Oluwawole, said it was wrong for progressives that make up the PDP in the state to be referred to as strangers. He said, “We don’t have any trouble with the tribunal because the election was free and fair. What we are complaining against is the procedure adopted by the judge in the case by the Ekiti 11.
“On the contrary, we (PDP) are the progressives. APC members in the state are not progressives; they are retrogressives. If they are progressives, they will know how to accept defeat.”