Fayose: Why Fayemi Should Not Rejoice For Winning Ekiti APC Primary

Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose celebrates with supporter after announcing on September 28 , 2017 that he will run in the next Nigerian General Elections in 2019 . ©AFP

THE incumbent governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has asked Kayode Fayemi, the minister of mines and steel development not to rejoice over his emergence as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

Fayemi, a former governor of the state, scored 941 votes out of 2,326 cast by the delegates in the APC primary conducted on Saturday.

His closest rival and former governor of the state Chief Segun Oni got 454 votes.

Reacting to Fayemi’s victory, the governor thanked members of the APC for electing the minister, which according to him, will suffer worst defeat than he did in 2013

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Fayose, in his twitter hand wrote, “I thank the APC for giving Ekiti people a candidate they love to vote against at all times.

“Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14. He should expect to suffer worse defeat compared to that of 2014,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Kolapo Olusola, incumbent deputy governor of Ekiti state, has won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Olusola is the preferred aspirant of Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.

He won with over 1000 votes out of the total 1968 votes cast even though the result is yet to be officially declared.