Governor Fayose Apologises To Aggrieved PDP Chieftains Over Support For Deputy
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has apologised to some aggrieved leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his open support for his Deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola, as sole candidate of the party for the July 14 2018 Governorship Election in the state.
Fayose while featuring on a monthly Radio and Television programme, tagged “Meet Your Governor” said he has since realised his mistakes but pointed out that it would be difficult to back down on the matter.
The Governor, who wove an Olive branch to the aggrieved members, expressed confidence that the on going reconciliation in PDP at the national level was geared towards ensuring a truce between him and the aggrieved parties.
He therefore appealed to Dayo Adeyeye, Ambassador Dare Bejide and Senator Biodun Olujimi among others to work with him.
“In politics, everybody wants to win but only one will win. Today, they are not happy that we are supporting Olusola Eleka, our being with Olusola is not the end of the journey, there is still primaries, it is a game, if you win, others will support you, if not take it in good faith, my own is I am happy with every good process.
"Our goal is to win the election. As an individual, I have the right to support whoever I deem fit, that does not take anything away from the contestant’s quality. The health rangers programme is continuous, they are on two weeks’ break, they will continue afterwards.
“If they are angry, I appeal to them, I am sorry, but that doesn’t change my support for Olusola Eleka. I don’t like to be a hypocrite and that is why I made known my position at the onset.
“The peace process that is on going is for all of us to work together and I appeal to them to work with me so we can win together. There are so many things we can do together.”
The Governor, who expressed confidence that his party would win the July 14 governorship poll with his Deputy as the candidate, added that his many developmental projects such as fly over, new market, dualised roads with street lights, among others are his scorecards that would defeat the APC.
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