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Ekiti 2018: I don’t know my political platform yet – Fayose

GOVERNOR of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has admitted that he is not sure the political platform he would use to prosecute his succession plan in the 2018 governorship politics on the state.
Governor Fayose, who was speaking in Ikere Ekiti, also declared that the emergence of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor-elect in Ondo State, did not in any way threaten the supremacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State.
The governor also contended that Akeredolu’s emergence did not mean that the Ondo electorate had voted rightly.
Governor Fayose, who was meeting with members of Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere-Ekiti chapter, said “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 party politics is about the people.
“You all saw how people sold their votes in Ondo State. I am confident that that will not happen in Ekiti. I am close to the people; they 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.”
At a separate meeting with the junior staff members of the state’s civil service, Fayose said he will repeat the “16-0″ victory he and his party recorded in the 2014 governorship election in the state in which he defeated ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi in all the state’s 16 local governments.
He promised that he would continue to do his best in the payment of salaries by carrying the workers along to know what accrues to the state from the federation account, adding that there won’t be communication gap once his government doesn’t operate in secrecy.
He said: “APC will be fooling itself if it thinks it will conquer in Ekiti like it did in 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, even if President Muhammadu Buhari moves down all the money in FG’s TSA.
“Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Eyitayo Jegede might have lost in Ondo State, but that does not mean that the people had voted rightly. In 2015, people clamoured for change and what have we got now? Nigerians are becoming poorer than ever.
“Today, I am the only one among the APC governors in the South West. I am now like the nation of Israel surrounded by enemies, but I shall defeat and triumph over them.
“APC has never defeated me in any battle, either political or legal. Whether they like it or not, I will win in Ekiti no matter the animosity, because I have the people behind me.”