Ekiti State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Chief Jide Awe, said that the party will recover the state from strange fellows who are trying to take over the state.
Awe said this during the state Congress in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, that the party had “men and women of honour who are going to be at the vanguard of this struggle” to upturn the emergence of Mr. Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party as the state governor-elect.
“This is our land. The land of the progressives, We won’t allow any stranger to take it from us.
“The struggle for emancipation of Ekiti State has just started. I know we have men and women of honour who are going to be at the vanguard of this struggle. We at the head of the struggle will not shack in our responsibility.”
Also speaking, the state Governor Kayode Fayemi who spoke through the Deputy Governor Prof Modupe Adelabu said the APC will “overtake and recover “ the state from the PDP.
He however appealed to opposition parties in the state to stop fighting over APC’s petition at the election petitions tribunal.
“The APC is getting stronger. The party is on the ground, effectively, efficiently and absolutely. From what I have witnessed, we still have a firm grip of the state.”
He also said that there was no reason for anybody or party to cause violence “if you don’t have skeleton in your cupboard.”
“The tribunal will be an opportunity for everybody to prove we have an authentic result. I wonder why people don’t want the tribunal to sit. This shows we should put our mind to rest. In our pursuit, we are going to overtake, we are going to recover.”
Replying the APC, Governor-Elect Mr Ayodele Fayose through his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said the APC leaders were only deceiving themselves.
“The APC leaders, especially, in Ekiti State are only deceiving themselves. If they think they are progressives, they are not because they are pretenders. They are wolves in sheep skin. PDP has won in Ekiti State; so, the APC should forget it.
“I want the Ekiti APC to know that by 2015, APC will exist only in name, especially in this state. It will have no structure because its members would have defected to the PDP.
“We are going to do this with landmark projects. Laudable programmes to be embarked upon by Fayose would make them to defect. For them to be saying they will recover Ekiti is just an imagination. They are daydreaming; it will never come to reality. For the next 50 years, APC will not come back to Ekiti State.”