Outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, has moved swiftly to quash any notion of him joining the All Progressive Congress.
The outspoken Governor had on Monday hinted that he might leave the Peoples Democratic Party “if the need arises” fueling rumours of a switch to the APC.
But Fayose has now clearly stated he has no intention whatsoever to decamp to the APC.
He stated this while reacting to statements by the Ekiti Chairman of APC, Paul Omotoso, who said he was NOT welcomed to join the party.
According to a statement by the state’s Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, reacting to such rumours, Omotoso had made it clear the party doesn’t need Fayose in its ranks
He admonished the Governor to clear himself of the alleged criminal cases against him before contemplating to join the APC.
Omotoso said “We want to prove to the world that the APC will not provide sanctuary for criminal suspects, political prostitutes and lepers.
“We will never admit such character to this party and we advise Fayose to play his politics of destruction somewhere else”
“Fayose over the years abused, disrespected and openly denigrated President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of our party who is also the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces” he added.
“We hereby warn ward chairmen where Fayose lives or runs his business against admitting him to our great party.
“We hereby warn that no ward chairman must open talks with Fayose until such ward chairman clears with the party leadership at the state level.”
Reacting firmly and swiftly to the statements by the Ekiti state APC chairman, Fayose made it crispy clear that they should quash any thoughts of him joining the APC.
Fayose said, “APC my foot! l will never have anything to do with APC. For the party’s leaders to be saying that Fayose is coming to the APC amounts to unnecessary dissipation of their energy.
“I will never ever go to the APC and will never ever have anything to do with the party.” her said firmly.