Ekiti guber: APC congratulates Kayode Fayemi, courts other aspirants

President Muhammadu Buhari and Kayode Fayemi
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Making his speech after he was declared victor, Fayemi, who was joined by fellow aspirants on the podium, allayed the fears of the people of the state that he is on revenge mission on the electoral defeat he suff ered in the June 21, 2014 election.

Bamidele warned that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was already latching on to the existing crack in the party to destabilize the party.

Ojo, who polled 281 votes to rank third in the primary, said he had no reason to blame Fayemi for joining the fray to contest for the governorship ticket in APC, saying it was his constitutional right. Kolapo Olusola (Eleka) of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the July election.

The Ambassador Fati Balla-chaired APC Ekiti state governorship primary election pppeal committee on Tuesday, May 15, submitted its report to the party's national leadership.

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"Once Ekiti people come out enmasse and vote for the APC, we will defend our result and ensure that we reclaim what truly belong to us". Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14. And whenever we finish our primary elections, and aspirants and stakeholders come together to work as a team, it gladdens our heart as a party.

This declaration puts a new twist to the political ecosystem in Ekiti as federal might and its apparatus are now expected to play a major part in the election and possibly the outcome, given the process that led to the emergence of the minister as APC candidate. His arrogance alienates Ekiti people and any serious politician from him.

"Though, I did not win the primary, but I have no regret contesting because members of APC in Ekiti are great people".

I'm not on revenge mission-Fayemi Ekiti state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship flag bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that his desire to return to power is not to revenge the loss he suffered in 2014 but to better the lives of the citizenry.

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Fayemi on Saturday, May 12, emerged victor of the All Progressives Congress primary election but Fayose said that is the farthest he would go.

He said that the APC was taking the Ekiti governorship poll seriously "to redeem the state from a very abusive government".

Reacting to the allegation during his appearance on Channels Television's Sunday Politics in Ado Ekiti, he noted that he is contesting the July 14 election because he was unable to complete his mission in his first tenure.

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