Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has disclosed that he may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2018 governorship poll in the state.
The unexpected news was made public by the governor on Wednesday, November 30, during the meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere chapter.
Speaking on the results of the recent election in Ondo state which PDP lost, the governor expressed his uncertainty on the political party he was going to be a part during the 2018 election noting that he will make his decision known at the appropriate time.
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.
Fayose also said the victory of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Ondo governorship poll didn’t threaten the popularity of the PDP in Ekiti.
APC will be fooling itself if it thinks it will conquer 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 must have lost in Ondo state, but that does not mean 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 southwest. I am now like the nation of Israel surrounded by enemies, but I shall defeat and triumph over them.