Fayemi seems to be un­der po­lit­i­cal pres­sure from the op­po­si­tion with all the ma­jor op­po­si­tion par­ties throw­ing stones at him. Only re­cently, the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of Labour Party (LP), Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, at the na­tional sec­re­tariat of his pa

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13 ag­grieved as­pi­rants dur­ing the dis­agree­ment cor­rob­o­rated this when he briefed the press in Abuja.

“The party has be­lieved that Fayose is the only can­di­date that can de­feat the APC in Ek­iti, but such per­cep­tion is un­in­tel­li­gent. They be­lieve that the mad­der you are the more po­lit­i­cally ef­fec­tive you are. This is not a box­ing con­test but they have taken this doc­trine of mad­ness to the hi­er­ar­chy of the party,” Sen. Aluko said.

With the com­ing to­gether of all the party lead­ers, mem­bers and as­pi­rants in sup­port of Fayose, many be­lieve that June 21, will mark a change in the po­lit­i­cal land­scape of Ek­iti State.

Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that some of Fayose’s cam­paign com­mit­tee mem­bers are drawn from the as­pi­rants who lost out the pri­maries and are sad­dled with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of en­sur­ing that the party wins the elec­tion.

With Jonathan’s in­ter­ven­tion in the threats and dis­agree­ment be­tween the as­pi­rants and Fayose, the party said it is op­ti­mistic and con­fi­dent that it would dis­lodge the APC in the elec­tion.

Fayose had al­ready de­clared that his run­ning-mate would come from Ek­iti South geopo­lit­i­cal zone. Even though he has not of­fi­cially men­tioned the name of his deputy to be, he noted that “it may not be a pro­fes­sor but some­one who has the chem­istry and the abil­ity to team up with the gover­nor and cause a pos­i­tive change in the state.”

How­ever, as the bat­tle in­ten­si­fies, the elec­torates, Ek­iti State In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (EKSIEC), se­cu­rity agents and the gen­eral pub­lic are watch­ing metic­u­lously and rea­son­ing as to what the elec­tion would hold for the fu­ture of the people in Ek­iti State.

With all the ef­forts by the ma­jor op­po­si­tion party, PDP, in the state, it is left to be seen if the party can truly dis­lodge APC’s Fayemi come June 21.

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