Winning Ekiti Should Not Be Taken lightly At All, Buhari
Ahead of the Ekiti State Gubernatorial elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to put all hands on deck to win the elections.
This was said in a Dinner event which Buhari held with APC leaders in the South West.
According to him, “the victory was important because the election would serve as a pointer to subsequent elections in the country.”
The party ticket winner, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for the elections was also presented at the dinner.
In his words, “forthrightness, candour, and integrity that hitherto characterised the people of the state appeared to have been lost in the state currently being governed by Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
“It was time for the APC to restore those lost values and return the state to the comity of states.”
“I know Ekiti fairly well and Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity.”
“All of these values seem to have been lost and we must restore these values and return Ekiti to its pride of place in the comity of states.”
“As we approach the 2019 elections, the return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important as the election of July 14 is going to be a key pointer to subsequent elections.”
Stakeholders at the meeting included, “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.”
Others included,”Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, who was the chairman of APC Ekiti Guber primaries committee.”