No petition received on Ekiti governorship primary election, says APC appeal panel

President Muhammadu Buhari and Kayode Fayemi
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President Muhammadu Buhari and Kayode Fayemi Punch Newspaper

"President Buhari commends all the participants in the keenly contested primary, who passionately worked hard to serve the state as governor, urging them to keep upholding the values and philosophy of the party by supporting the APC candidate in the forthcoming elections".

"I am aware that very soon we will set up the national campaign committee for Ekiti state and also have another meeting with the aspirants to properly integrate them into what we are doing because ultimately, victory is our end result and we believe that by the special grace of God, the people of Ekiti will regain the mandate that they gave to APC four years ago, that was stolen".

Fayemi had in his speech after emerging victor of the APC primary election on Saturday, asked the people of the stated to pardon him "for all the errors of omission or commission he made during his first term as governor, between 2010 and 2014". Kolapo Olusola, who is the incumbent Deputy Governor of the state. He will suffer another major defeat on July 14.

Responding to Governor Ayodele Fayose's remarks that he should expect worse defeat in July, Fayemi said he wouldn't want to take the comments seriously.

The chairman announced that the party's leadership had started work at consolidating on the victory recorded at the primary.


Fayemi will now face PDP's Olusola and Mr. Akinloye Oladele Aiyegbusi of the Social Democratic Party. "We also invite other politicians not satisfied with the parlous state of affairs of our nation to join hands with PDP to rescue our nation". Making his speech after he was declared victor, Fayemi, who was joined by fellow aspirants on the podium, allayed the fears of the people of the state that he is on revenge mission on the electoral defeat he suff ered in the June 21, 2014 election. "He will meet his political waterloo on July 14", he said, adding that the party, which was dead before in Ekiti, has now been buried with Fayemi's victory.

The first runner-up in the Saturday All Progressives Congress primary in Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has threatened to leave the party if he is not treated with respect.

I'm not on revenge mission-Fayemi Ekiti state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship flag bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that his desire to return to power is not to revenge the loss he suffered in 2014 but to better the lives of the citizenry.

Fayemi won the primary by polling 941 votes ahead of Oni, who polled 481 votes, among other 31 aspirants.

Right now, it is only Ekiti state in the south-west that is not in the APC fold.

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