Ekiti guber: We will work with Fayemi - Bamidele, Ojo

Fayose formerly declared his aspiration for the office of the president. Facebook

Fayose formerly declared his aspiration for the office of the president. Facebook

The APC national organising secretary expressed optimism the people of Ekiti would regain the mandate they gave to the APC four years ago which it lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayemi picked the Ekiti APC governorship ticket at the rescheduled primary on Saturday after polling 941 votes while Segun Oni, his closest challenger polled 481 votes to place a distant second.

According statement made available by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari maintained that Fayemi's track records in the state as a reformist, with a penchant for building educational infrastructure and promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, will bolster his chances at the forthcoming polls.

He also sarcastically thanked the APC for making winning easier for the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14.

Responding to Governor Ayodele Fayose's remarks that he should expect worse defeat in July, Fayemi said he wouldn't want to take the comments seriously. "The manner of his so-called victory also leaves much to be desired as it has turned many of their party leaders and followers against him", he added.

"The APC is set to give Ekiti people a new lease of life through prioritization of time-tested policies capable of transforming the economy and provision of opportunities for wealth creation, social welfare, healthy living and food security". For us in the APC, whenever there is a primary election, it is a family affair. "He will meet his political waterloo on July 14", he said, adding that the party, which was dead before in Ekiti, has now been buried with Fayemi's victory. Making his speech after he was declared victor, Fayemi, who was joined by fellow aspirants on the podium, allayed the fears of the people of the state that he is on revenge mission on the electoral defeat he suff ered in the June 21, 2014 election.

"This is to say there has been no petition after the primary election in Ekiti State, we have, therefore, come before you this afternoon to submit our report having completed our assignment", she said.

Fayemi on Saturday, May 12, emerged victor of the All Progressives Congress primary election but Fayose said that is the farthest he would go.

He noted that it was only Ekiti state in the South West that was not in the APC fold, this he said, showed that the zone was APC.

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