Ekiti 2018: Neither Oni nor Fayemi can win in 2018, boasts Fayose
Ekiti State Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose yesterday boasted that neither Mr. Segun Oni nor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, both former governors of the state, would win, should they contest the 2018 governorship election.
Fayose stated that neither of them performed to such an admirable level that Ekiti people would give them a second chance, like he was given.Oni had on Wednesday met with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and declared his intention to formally enter the race next month.
Apparently reacting to the development, Fayose, according to a statement by his media aide, Idowu Adelusi, said: “Just because Fayose has won a second term to become governor of Ekiti, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible.
“I am the man whole-heartedly loved by Ekiti people, because many of the developmental projects that has brought great infrastructural and developmental advancement to Ekiti.
“If you go around Ekiti, you will see my handiwork dotting every nook and cranny of the state. This is why I am the man who every Ekiti people will follow in 2018.”
The governor, who hinted that a public rally to celebrate three years of his election on June 21, 2014 would be held next Wednesday, and would include a procession of all political appointees and supporters of his government to “act as a show of force to intimidate his opponents,” hinted plans to inaugurate an Institute of Oshoko Politics to train his party members to rally and sensitise Ekiti people on the need to continue his legacy by voting a candidate of his choice.
“The era of using money to lure people is gone. Now, everyone must stay in his or her polling booths during the election… I am fully prepared for this election and very confident that we will win.
“If money bags politics has worked in other states, it cannot work here. Before the 2018 elections, you will see the difference between us and the opposition. “Some of them who are former governors and are trying to come back because Fayose has come back. There is no harm in trying, but they will all fail,” he asserted.