Fayemi: Ekiti people tired of Fayose’s comedy, as Al-Makura says ‘APC candidate will win on July 14’


Minister of Solid Minerals Development and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 election in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, described Governor Ayo Fayose as a comedian.
Fayemi, who spoke at the State House, Abuja shortly after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari, also said Ekiti people ‘are already tired of Fayose’s comedy’.
The Chairman of the Ekiti APC Electoral Committee, Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, who accompanied Fayemi to see the President, declared that the APC candidate would win the election.
Fayemi said that he would resign as a minister “in a week”.
“There is still a lot of work to do. The Constitution , again, is very clear . What the Constitution says in Section 182 is that I must leave the cabinet at least 30 days before the general election.”
Fayemi dismissed the statement credited to Fayose that he (Fayemi) would be defeated with a wide margin for the second time .
“ As far as I am aware, Fayose is not on this ballot. We will deal with the candidate on this ballot and the track record that we have in Ekiti is what will sell us.
“For me , the rescue mission in Ekiti is a job that has to be done. What do you want ? You want continuity of lack of salary , continuity of poverty , continuity of want , continuity of directionlessness or you want to return to a past of buoyancy, human development , accountability and transparency in government ? That is the clear dividing line and people can see that . ”
Fayemi faulted the report of a probe panel instituted by the state which banned him from holding public office in the state , describing Fayose as a “ comedian . ”
“ I don’t want to dwell on the probe panel, but the law of the land is clear. It is only a court of competent jurisdiction that can convict anyone — any Nigerian — for any malfeasance .
“ You cannot sit in your house, cook up a probe panel, a kangaroo tribunal and you say you have indicted someone and that person is guilty and should be banned from public office .
“ That is just a joke. But then, the man we are taking about is an Alawada (comedian ) like we say in Yorubaland. So , that is not surprising. Ekiti people are tired of his comedy” Fayemi said.
Al-Makura said he was in the Presidential Villa to present Fayemi to Buhari for his blessing, “ according to the party’s tradition once a candidate emerges for an election . ”
He said having done that and also having briefed the party’s national leadership, the APC was ready to go forward and campaign for Fayemi’s election, in line with the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission .
Al-Makura expressed optimism that APC will win the election .
He said, “ APC is very, very ready if what I saw in Ekiti is anything to go by.
“ I think we can consider this election as a forgone conclusion , given the support, the solidarity shown by other aspirants after the declaration. This gave us an inkling that Fayemi is going to be supported by all the aspirants .
“If you look at the quality, the comportment, the maturity of the delegates who have unanimously voted Fayemi, you will know that out there, the people they control are also people that represent the interest of Ekiti State .
“ Should the election hold today, I can assure you that with what we have seen, we are comfortable that Fayemi will emerge the governor of Ekiti State”.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.