While the winner of last Saturday’s All Progressives Congress (APC) rescheduled governorship primary, Kayode Fayemi, has described his emergence as the beginning of the battle to reclaim Ekiti state, the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose has warned him not to celeberate his emergence as he he would be roundly by the candidate of the ruling Peioples Democratic party (PDP), Kolapo Olusola Eleka in the June 114 election.
Fayemi, a minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, said during his acceptance speech at the APC primary that his emergence will see the end of the alleged misrule of the PDP in Ekiti state.
But in his reaction to Dr Fayemi’s emergence as the standard bearer of the APC, Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose told former Governor that his celebration would be for a short time as his victory at the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress would not guarantee his a return to the government house.
Governor Fayose in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, described his emergence as the best for the PDP, promising that the Minister for Solid Minerals Development will suffer a worse and more debilitating defeat than that of 2014.
He said, “In 2014 when he was the sitting governor and I was not in power, I trounced him mercilessly. I gave him 16 – 0, defeating him in all the local governments, including in his hometown. He did not win a single local government.
“Now, I have been in power for more than three years and have served the people of Ekiti well. My legacy projects are there to speak for me, and for my party the PDP, as well as for our candidate in the July 14 governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka.Fayemi will suffer the worst defeat of his political career. After the July 14 election, he will go into political oblivion. He has nothing to celebrate because of the electoral disaster awaiting him,” he added.