Governor Fayose stated that PDP will for the third time defeat APC during the 2018 elections in the State as he moved to say that the candidates that will be presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be able to match that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Governor made this known on Sunday in a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti as he responded to comments made by former Governor, Olusegun Oni whilst he spoke about his intentions to run in the 2018 elections.
The statement read,
“Defeating the APC in governorship elections is not new to me and my party. We defeated them in 2003 and recorded a landslide victory against them in 2014 when their candidate could not even win his local government. The 2014 victory was very remarkable because Oni was part of a gang up of three former governors against me and my party and we won convincingly.
Oni tried unsuccessfully to rubbish my administration’s giant strides in the state during my first tenure and the current one. It was during my first termthat we dualised all the roads leading to Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. We repositioned education and improved on the state’s performance in public examinations. We are number one in NECO and among the top in WAEC examinations.
Now, we are not only dualising roads across 11 local government areas, we have extended the Ado-Ikere Road dualisation deep into Ikere town. Because the APC and its leaders in Ekiti lack foresight, they can never ever see anything good in the flyover, new Ojaba Market, new high court complex, new Governor’s Office and other numerous projects we are executing.
They are simply dumbfounded that in spite of the austere times we are in, our administration has been able to forge ahead with these projects. It is only a leadership that is focused and know its onions that can place the welfare of majority of people over and above the welfare of minority.
Oni and his day dreamers should be reminded that it was the prodigal APC-led administration of 2010 to 2014 that plunged the state into financial crisis by leaving workers’ entitlements unpaid and borrowing to finance projects it never executed.
What the former APC government failed to do to improve the living standard of people and workers, we have come to do and it shows in the support and acceptability of our government by Ekiti people. Let Oni first secure the ticket of his party and then see if he can test his might against the will of Ekiti people”