Ekiti guber: Attack on Fayose shows desperation of APC – SDP aspirantIyiolastrings
The politician, in a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, said the attack clearly shows that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was desperate.
The statement reads, “This unwholesome development on July 11 led to the victimatization and intimidation of our people in Ekiti State as evident in the physical assault on the sitting governor Ayodele Fayose at the Olusola Kolapo campaign pavilion on Fajuyi park, Ado Ekiti.
“It is not just about Fayose but about Ekiti people, it is an obvious evidence that the APC wants to capture the state by all means. I have never witnessed such an uncivilised way by APC in preparing for election anywhere in the world. It is very barbaric and unacceptable, has never happened anywhere and we have to work against it.
“It shows that the Buhari government is bent on carrying out vengeance on the sitting governor in Ekiti because Fayose has been a major opposition voice against the APC government. Buhari is trying to carry out a political clandestine against the sitting governor.
“This is not about the election itself, it is about the kind of people APC are. I have always said that APC is callous and desperate to grab power. They don’t mind what ever evil happens to the people so far they get power.
“Is this the kind of change they promised us? If people have accused/former President Goodluck Jonathan of impunity, and want that to stop, is this how such would be stopped? The impunity has even grown worse. It is unprecedented.
“The APC can attempt to intimidate us but they can’t stop us. Victory for PDP is certain and the hand writing is written on the wall. Ekiti people don’t want APC and that will be confirmed on Saturday when our people will come out en mass and vote massively against the APC.
“They don’t want a kind of government that will be intimidating the people and oppressing them.
“The only power we have is our voting right and we will exercise it on Saturday against the APC. We will prove to them that the power of the people is greater than that of those in power.
“I also wish to state that the MOU signed by several political parties including the SDP is a welcome development, we all know what has been happening in Ekiti and Nigeria. We know that since Buhari came into power, Nigerians have not witnessed any progress, what we have been getting in APC administration has been killings of innocent people in different parts of the country. Buhari got into power through media propaganda and deception of the people. But Nigerians are now awake and wise, they now know that Buhari has no cerebral to provide the solution to solve Nigeria’s problems which are multi dimensional. In economy, we are backward. No security of lives and property and no jobs.The killing going on everywhere is appalling.
“About the Fulani herdsmen, they are doing their personal businesses like every other individuals selling rice or beans and what have you? what is the concern of the Federal Government in proposing cattle ranches for Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country, that shows a selfish agenda to, may be, Islamize Nigeria. The Fulani herdsmen have cultures that are strange to people from other parts of the country, many of them are violent and can harass our the women and others in parts where the FG wants to impose cattle ranches. This is unacceptable.
“This is why it is a welcome development that the main political parties are now merging to chase APC out of power in 2019.”