Ekiti election: Tinubu blasts Fayose, speaks on APC, Fayemi’s chances

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appealed to the people of Ekiti to vote for the party in Saturday’s governorship election.

He declared that the APC was the solution to four years of frustration, disappointment and poverty that had enveloped the state since the emergence of Gov. Ayodele Fayose in 2014.

Tinubu in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, said that APC was the only party that could improve Nigeria in all sectors.

Tinubu said: “We thank the people of Ekiti for being kind and hospitable to us all along.

“We, the leaders of APC are here to greet Ekiti people and commend them for being tolerant to the maladministration of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) before the emergence of the APC at the Federal level and Ekiti, in particular.

“We have had 16 years of maladministration, bad governance, misrule and series of complaints on our economy, education, non-development and several other segments of our country.

“It is all from the poor foundation laid by the PDP government for 16 years, and thank God for our timely intervention at the federal level, the nation would have collapsed.

“The only remnant of them is Ekiti. I, therefore, want to appeal to you that Dr Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of our party in the Saturday election is our brother and colleague and has learnt a great lesson about governance.

”That is why we, the leaders in the party are standing as guarantors of the commitments that definitely Ekiti will experience rapid development if you vote for our party and we appeal to you to vote Dr Kayode Fayemi as the next governor of Ekiti.”

The former Lagos governor reminded the youths that “the the future is now, the future is yours and the government is ours.

“The APC is ready to lay the foundation for a better future for you. Don’t because of two slices of bread today mortgage your future.

“Don’t because of intimidation of a lone ranger fail to exercise your franchise.The broom is a bunch of unity, the symbol we offer to you today is the broom.

“We want you to vote en masse, there will not be violence or intimidation. All I am appealing is that you should give APC a chance to show its worth to the people of Ekiti,” he said.

The governorship election in Ekiti is scheduled to hold across the 16 local government areas of the state on Saturday, while the new administration will be inaugurated on Oct. 16.