Olubo­lade, Fayose rec­on­cile, say Fayemi’s days num­bered

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, AdoEk­iti

For­mer Min­is­ter of Po­lice Af­fairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubo­lade (rtd) and the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in Ek­iti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, have buried their dif­fer­ences ahead the June 21 elec­tion.

The for­mer min­is­ter was one of the ag­grieved 13 as­pi­rants that protested the emer­gence of Fayose as the can­di­date of the PDP in the pri­maries held by the party in Fe­bru­ary.

At a meet­ing with PDP mem­bers and sup­port­ers in Ipoti-Ek­iti, on Sun­day, the duo said they are now de­ter­mined to work to­gether and send the rul­ing All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) out of of­fice in the com­ing elec­tion.

The for­mer min­is­ter said he was not a fair weather politi­cian and would al­ways abide by the de­ci­sion of the party.

“For those ask­ing why I have kept quiet all this while, I say there is no time limit to speak. I am not a politi­cian who goes in search of greener pas­ture here and there. I am a dis­ci­plined party man and would al­ways abide with the de­ci­sions of party lead­ers and I am not the type who would be­tray his leader.

The for­mer min­is­ter said he will vote for Fayose. “I have my fol­low­ers. They will vote for you. You will get there. I will work for you. You are a grass­roots man. My main as­sign­ment is for Fayose to win and he will see the ef­fect of my work. APC is run­ning a govern­ment of de­ceit and it must be booted out. Fayemi has put Ek­iti in the val­ley of death. Ek­iti must be res­cued and only Fayose can do that,” he said.

On the in­vi­ta­tion sent to him by some APC lead­ers to come and join their party, Olubo­lade said they were only chas­ing shad­ows.

Fayose who also spoke said the en­e­mies of the party have been put to shame.

Dr. Bukola Saraki

Capt Caleb Olubo­lade

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