THERE are indications that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, may dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2018 after his tenure in office.
Fayose, who gave the hint on Wednesday, November 30, during a meeting with the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere chapter, said: “I don’t know the platform I will use for the 2018 election yet, but at the appropriate time I will tell you.”
Fayose decried the perennial internal crisis rocking the PDP and said the party had been infiltrated by “charlatans.”
He declared that the emergence of Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as governor of Ondo State was not a threat to the supremacy of the PDP in Ekiti.
Fayose declared: “We are still studying the situation. We have to play the game left, right and centre and whoever we are going to use and the platform, you will all be part of the process because party politics is about the people.”
In the same vein, Fayose urged Nigerians to resist the plan by the federal government to increase the cost of internet data.
The governor who described the plan as wicked said, “most Nigerians are still alive today because they are kept busy by their access to social media. They relieve themselves of the burden of hunger and despair placed on them by the Federal Government’s lack of policy direction by reading news and jokes, chatting with friends, watching comedy movies, etc.”
He hailed the Senate for directing the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to suspend the planned increase, saying: “The government must be sensitive to the plight of the people. Today, despite all the taxes and increments in services rendered by government agencies, minimum wage has remained at N18,000 while millions of jobs have been lost. Do they want Nigerians to pay with their blood?”
— Dec 1, 2016 @ 14:00 GMT