Fayose dismisses reports of dumping PDP for APC

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday cleared the air, saying he has not decided to dump his party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state.

Describing the reports as misinterpretation of facts, he clarified:

“What I said is that if the current man-made crisis rocking the PDP persists till 2018, rather than allow them mess us up like they did in Ondo, we may have to seek an alternative and credible platform. We are not people who betray the confidence of our people. If there will be change at all, it will not be spur-of-the-moment. We shall carry our leaders and the people along.”

Speaking at the palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe while being conferred with the ‘Outstanding Achiever of Our Time’ award by Ado Progressive Union, the governor pledged that he would not dump the party for the APC under any guise.

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“I will never dump PDP for APC. I remain strong and unshaken for the party. I cannot jump the boat. Even if I want to jump, I would not jump into the red sea.”

Earlier yesterday, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong cautioned Fayose against crossing over to the ruling party.Lalong, who spoke at the North Central Congress of the APC convoked to pick persons to fill vacant national positions, said the party was determined to win the reruns in Rivers and Anambra states.


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