- Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti said he would never defect to the APC
- He responded to Aluko's accusations that he was making moves to join the ruling party
- The Ekiti governor said he has stood with the PDP even in times of crisis
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has reacted to report that he is making moves to defect to the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 elections.
Vanguard reports that Gbenga Aluko who was a former Senate Deputy Chief Whip between 1999 and 2003 alleged that Fayose has realised that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot win elections in the country and is therefore making moves to defect to the ruling party.
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However, Idowu Adelusi who is the chief press secretary to the governor said the allegation was false and that the governor will never join the PDP.
He said: “Mr Ayodele Fayose is making move to defect to APC, is false.’ The news going viral that Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose is making moves to defect to APC, is false.
“It is a figment of imagination of the APC which manufactured the story. Joining APC is like leaving Jesus Christ for Satan.
“It is like wanting to die by taking Gamalin 20, or planning to commit suicide by jumping down from sky scrapper.
“Fayose will never join the APC, rather, he would welcome APC members to the PDP.
“When PDP was embroiled in leadership crisis, Fayose did not leave the party. Is it now when PDP is positioning itself to win back power in 2019.
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“Is it APC which merely exists only on pages of newspaper in Ekiti that Fayose will join? Fayose is too big for the APC to accommodate.
“Fayose is preoccupied with plan to transit power from PDP to PDP Ekiti in 2018
Meanwhile, Former President Goodluck Jonathan appealed to Nigerians to collectively defend and stand firm for democracy.
Jonathan made the call on Thursday, November 16, in Onitsha at the grand finale campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Anambra, Oseloka Obaze ahead of Saturday election.
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