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Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014

Don’t give me federal appointment if I fail to defeat Fayemi, Fayose tells Jonathan

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By Lawrence Olaoye

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, has told President Goodluck Jonathan never to consider him or any member of his family for federal appointment should he fail to wrest power from the incumbent governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the June 21 guber poll.

Fayose, who defeated thirteen other candidates to emerge the PDP flag-bearer, said he was sure of defeating Fayemi because he knew how he became the state governor in the first place.

He said “I won’t look for government appointment because if they appoint you today, you may be removed tomorrow. I won’t ask the Federal Government for appointment if I fail to win this election. Let the Federal Government not consider me or any member of my family if I fail to send Fayemi packing. I’m sending Fayemi back to where he came from and we shall take over the Government House.”

The Ekiti PDP flag-bearer also assured that he would reconcile with his counterparts to ensure victory for the party at the June 21 governorship poll.

He also appealed to all he might have wronged in the past to find a place in their hearts to forgive him even as he assured them that he had learnt his lessons having gone into political hibernation for 12 years.

On the insinuation that President Goodluck Jonathan aided his victory at the primary election, Fayose said his emergence had sent jitters into the camp of the opposition.

According to him, the opposition camp, especially the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, are aware of his political prowess and have begun to panic ahead of the election.

“I am a political lion and my emergence has thrown them into confusion. They know my worth and that is why they are worried,” he asserted.

Fayose boasted that the political temperature of the state would change after the President would have handed him the party’s flag and his campaign train moves in the state within the next one month.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mua’zu, while handing over the Certificate of Return to Fayose, has reminded him of the need to share positions among the party faithfuls to ensure equity and justice.

He also cautioned aspirants on the platform of the party to work with the people at the grass root for their electoral victories instead of putting their hopes in their political god-fathers.

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