Following media reports earlier in the week that Ayodele Fayose, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State and vocal critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, the self styled promoter of stomach infrastructure on Thursday affirmed his committement to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Governor Fayose described those distorting facts and spreading rumour of his defection as mischief makers and agents of darkness.
The Governor made the comments while being conferred with the honour of ‘Outstanding Achiever of Our Time’ by Ado Progressive Union, at the palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe.
In the words of Governor Fayose, “I will never dump PDP for APC. I remain strong and unshaken for the PDP. I can’t jump the boat, even if I want to jump, I won’t jump into the red sea.
“Why should I leave the PDP and join a party of hunger like APC? Ekiti is different from Ondo. By the grace of God, there will be a repeat of history here in 2018, I shall repeat the 16-0 that I gave them in 2014.
“I operate like the biblical Elisha because those with us are greater than theirs. The God of Israel that conquered Philistines shall be on our side.”
“Chief Obafemi Awolowo died 29 years ago, but his works live on. I want people in 10, 20, 50, to think of one Ayo Fayose that governed Ekiti and opened up Ado Ekiti, built a new Oja Oba Market, the flyover, dualisation of many towns among other landmark projects.
“I have raised the bar of development in Ado Ekiti, I have raised the respect for Ewi and no governor can come to Ekiti and undermine this town and the throne.
“ I shall do more to promote this palace to the extent that our opponents will have no space within this palace to construct any structure,” the Governor stated.