AFTER keeping Nigerians on notice that he might dump the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for another party in 2018, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, has dismissed speculations that he might join the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Fayose, who spoke on Thursday, December 1, when he received the “Outstanding Achiever of Our Time” award from the Ado Progressive Union, APU, said he won’t join the ruling the APC.
He said: “I will never dump PDP for APC. I remain strong and unshaken for the PDP. I can’t jump the boat, even if I want to jump, I won’t jump into the Red Sea.
“Why should I leave the PDP and join a party of hunger? Ekiti is different from Ondo.
“By the grace of God, there will be a repeat of history here in 2018. I shall repeat the 16-0 that I gave them in 2014. I operate like the biblical Elisha because those with us are greater. The God of Israel that conquered Philistines shall be on our side.
“What I said is that if the current man-made crisis rocking the PDP persists till 2018, rather than allow them mess us up like they did in Ondo, we may have to seek an alternative and credible platform.
“We are not people who betray the confidence of our people. If there will be change at all, it will not be spur-of-the-moment. We shall carry our leaders and the people along.”
However, there are speculations that Fayose and his political family are heading to the Alliance for Democracy, AD, the platform on which he hopes to anoint a successor.
— Dec 12, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT