Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the news being circulated of his plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is false.

In a statement by his spokesman, Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose said the news "is a figment of the imagination of the APC which manufactured the story".

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Gbenga Aluko, had on Sunday said Governor Fayose was in secret talks with top echelons of the APC with a view to joining the party.

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Aluko, an APC governorship aspirant in Ekiti, however, did not give details of the alleged conversation of Fayose with the unnamed APC chieftains, but told Nigerians to watch out for surprises in the next few months.

According to him, Fayose is allegedly making the moves, having realised that the PDP can't win future elections.

'Leaving Jesus Christ For Satan'

But the governor in his response said he would never join the APC, rather, he would welcome APC members to the PDP.

The release read: “The news going viral that Ekiti State Governor,  Ayodele Fayose is making move to defect to APC, is false.  It is a figment of the imagination of the APC which manufactured the story.

"Joining APC is like leaving Jesus Christ for Satan.  It is like wanting to die by taking Gammalin 20, or planning to commit suicide by jumping down from a skyscraper.

"Fayose will never join the APC, rather, he would welcome APC members to the PDP.

"When PDP was embroiled in the leadership crisis, Fayose did not leave the party. Is it now when PDP is positioning itself to win back power in 2019.

"Is it APC which merely exist only on pages of newspaper in Ekiti that Fayose will join? Fayose is too big for the APC to accommodate.

"Fayose is preoccupied with plan to transit power from PDP to PDP in Ekiti in 2018".

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