Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Akinluyi Kolawole, has declared that he was confident that the governor-elect in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi will survive the
judicial onslaught against him by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) on the outcome of the July 14 governorship election.
Kolawole, a House of Representatives aspirant in Ekiti North Federal constituency II in the coming 2019 general elections, said Fayemi’s second coming was divinely arranged by God to save Ekiti from bad governance being experienced under Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Speaking on the ongoing petition filed by the candidate of the PDP in the election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, claiming that the election was rigged, Kolawole stated that the petitioner would be shamed in the end for allegedly trying to subvert the mandate freely given to APC under a free and fair contest.
The party chieftain said allowing the will of Ekiti to prevail could have been the most honourable thing for the PDP to do on the outcome of the election, saying the dangerous step taken would further affect the fortunes of the party after quitting office.
He said the APC was determined to present more damaging evidence about how its members allegedly perpetrated electoral robbery during the election, adding that turning out to blame APC for their woes indicated that the party was bereft of the right strategies to win election.
“It was rather unfortunate that the PDP could be desperate to as far as trying to upturn the mandate freely given to Dr Fayemi and our party in the election. Where were they when Governor Fayose was destroying the party by
sending away valuable politicians that could add value to Olusola’s ambition? He chased away all those politicians he thought could be a threat to his continuity agenda and he started raising spurious allegations against the opposition when it boomeranged .
“As Governor Fayose was doing this, APC was consolidating putting his house in order. All the 33 aspirants that contested against Fayemi worked for our party conscientiously in the election when the PDP
house was burning because of Governor Fayose’s narrow interest,” he explained.